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Ramaphosa visits Tinubu, harps on stronger S’Africa – Nigeria partnership

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with his Nigerian counterpart, President Bola Tinubu in a private meeting on Thursday in Johannesburg to discuss enhancing bilateral relations between both countries.

This was disclosed by the spokesman of the President, Chief Ajuri Ngelale in a statement on Thursday.

The private meeting at the Radisson Blu Hotel underscored the need for a stronger partnership between Nigeria and South Africa.

According to Ajuri, President Ramaphosa expressed his gratitude to Mr Tinubu for attending his second-term inauguration.

“Thank you so much for coming for the inauguration. I was very happy to see my brother at the ceremony,” said Ramaphosa.

Tinubu on his part, praised Ramaphosa’s inaugural speech, noting its relevance to the challenges faced by African countries and the necessity for increased collaboration.

“I enjoyed your speech at the ceremony. I was delighted listening to you. We have lots of issues in common, and we need to work more closely together. It was a good celebration,” Tinubu stated.

Ramaphosa was re-elected on June 14, 2024, after the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance formed a Government of National Unity.

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