President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit four West African countries this week with the aim of promoting South Africa’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his letter to the nation on Monday, Ramaphosa said his visits to Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal aim to pay renewed attention to promoting trade and investment with countries on the continent.
It is part of the vision of the African Continental Free Trade Area to achieve the economic integration of Africa.
Ramaphosa says Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal are countries with which South Africa has strategic partnerships and where a number of South African companies operate.
He says the visits will aim to explore how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area to expand the footprint of South African businesses on the continent.
Ramaphosa says that in addition to government officials and ministers, he will be joined by businessmen representing sectors such as manufacturing, construction, renewable energy, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
Below is the president’s letter:
Ramaphosa to visit four West African countries to promote South Africa’s economic recovery – SABC News
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