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President Tinubu Visits South African President Seeks To Enhance Economy Ties Between The Two Country Amid Claims Of Being Snubbed



In a post on his X handle, Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced his attendance at the inauguration of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. This comes after online reports claimed that President Ramaphosa snubbed President Tinubu and his delegation. However, the Nigerian President’s post, which included photos and details of their meeting, suggests a cordial relationship between the two leaders.

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The President subtly dispelled the rumors by sharing photos and details of his meeting with President Ramaphosa, showcasing their cordial interaction. The images depicted the two leaders smiling and engaging in conversation, appearing relaxed and comfortable in each other’s presence, thereby contradicting the speculation about a rift between them.

.President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa took oath for a new term on June 19th in Pretoria, joined by numerous African leaders, including Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The inauguration ceremony, attended by at least 18 heads of state and government from across Africa, featured a 21-gun salute and an Air Force fly-past.

President Tinubu Visit South Africa President

Ramaphosa’s re-election came after a closely contested general election on May 29, with congratulations pouring in from global leaders like US President Joe Biden, Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

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The President’s post also detailed his strategy to boost economic relations between Nigeria and South Africa, stressing the need for collaboration and solidarity to propel Africa’s development. He emphasized the potential for mutual economic growth and prosperity through cooperation, underscoring his dedication to fostering a united and prosperous Africa. By sharing his economic vision, the President reaffirmed his commitment to promoting continental progress and solidarity.

President Tinubu Seeks To Enhance Economic Ties Between Nigeria And South Africa

He Wrote “I had the honor of attending President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration in Pretoria yesterday, and today I met with him for a bilateral meeting. Our discussions focused on strengthening cooperation and enhancing the economic ties between Nigeria and South Africa.

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President Ramaphosa’s warm welcome and dedication to mutual respect and cooperation reflect the depth of our relationship. We intend working together to address our countries’ challenges through robust trade and economic strategies, and I am hopeful that we can lead our nations towards increased prosperity and unity.

Looking forward to collaborating at this crucial juncture for the progress of our continent”.

Source: X/@OfficialABAT


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