SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT TO ATTEND INAUGURATION OF TANZANIAN COUNTERPART

South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to leave for Kampala Thursday to attend the inauguration of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda.

The ceremony will take place in Kampala on Thursday, the Presidency said in a statement here Wednesday.

According to the Presidency, South Africa and Uganda enjoy cordial bilateral relations which were cemented during South Africa's liberation struggle period.

"Over the years, relations between the two countries have continued to grow, with over 20 signed bilateral agreements in place," it said.

"At an economical level, there are approximately 70 South African companies currently operating in Uganda. In 2015, South African exports to Uganda amounted to 1.7 billion Rand (about 1113 million US dollars) while South African imports totalled 98 million Rand."

President Zuma will be accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. -- NNN-SA NEWS

Source: Nam News Network