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President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised that understanding and partnership between South Africa and Nigeria is important for the success of the African continent.

The President was talking following a bilateral assembly between him and his Nigerian counterpart, President Bola Tinubu in Tshwane, on the again of the Presidential Inauguration held on Wednesday.

“[F]or me what issues most is to have the ability to have superb financial hyperlinks with Nigeria. The 2 international locations – South Africa and Nigeria – are essential in our continent and when the 2 international locations work collectively, which we’re, and we do issues collectively, it advantages Africa.

“It’s the two international locations which might be among the many pillars of our continent and I’m significantly happy that we help one another internationally in varied fora, the UN [and other] multi-lateral establishments. Nigeria and South Africa are basically joined on the hip and we wish to engender good financial and commerce relations between our two international locations to handle the challenges that our two international locations face,” President Ramaphosa stated.

On the home entrance, the President stated the African continent has obtained South Africa’s Authorities of Nationwide Unity positively.

“We’ve arrange a Authorities of Nationwide Unity and I’m significantly happy that the African continent has responded very positively to the information that we are going to proceed stabilising politics of our nation. However extra importantly, via the Authorities of Nationwide Unity, we’re setting a really sturdy basis for financial development and to have the ability to appeal to investments,” he stated.

Tinubu – who attended the inauguration held on Wednesday – stated discussions between the 2 heads of presidency primarily associated to the financial system.

“I’m right here to congratulate my brother for placing collectively a really spectacular outing – significantly for the Authorities of Nationwide Unity to stabilise the politics. That’s coming at a really difficult time for the remainder of us in Africa to essentially give you collaborative economics that can assist our downtrodden and susceptible individuals,” stated President Tinubu.

Wednesday’s inauguration which noticed Ramaphosa inaugurated for a second time period in workplace, follows on the 29 Could 2024, Nationwide and Provincial Elections. The outcomes of the elections produced no outright majority winner, requiring the leaders of various formations to work collectively in taking the nation ahead.

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