The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma will on 08 to 09 April 2015 receive his counterpart, His Excellency Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, on a State Visit to South Africa.
The objective of the visit is to consult on issues of mutual interest, paying particular focus on bilateral and economic cooperation, including regional and continental matters. The visit will further strengthen the historical, cultural and fraternal bonds that exist between South Africa and Zimbabwe
South Africa and Zimbabwe share common historical and cultural bonds anchored on Zimbabwe’s support to South Africa’s liberation struggle. Furthermore, the visit will witness the signing of a number of agreements; the Bi-National Commission Agreement being the highlight, whose objective is to elevate the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Economic cooperation between the two countries has grown well over the past decade as evidenced by the presence of a large number of South African companies in Zimbabwe as well as the increasing trade volumes. In 2014, South Africa’s exports to Zimbabwe amounted to R24.8 billion, while Zimbabwe’s exports to South Africa reached R2 billion.