President Tinubu holds bilateral meeting with South Africa leader.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on September 19, 2023
President Bola Tinubu has invited South Africa to invest in Nigeria mining and telecommunication sector
The President made the statement while advancing his economic development diplomatic drive for investment attraction with South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, in New York City, ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.
Tinubu told his South African counterpart that Nigeria has human and natural resources required between the two nations and can collaborate in a mutually beneficial way that enriches the two populations.
The South African President agreed that the two countries have much more wealth to create together in close and intentional partnership, with each nation leveraging on each other’s respective strengths.
Recognizing President Tinubu’s effective stewardship as the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, he said Southern Africa needs to emulate the solidarity being demonstrated in West Africa, following the Niger Crisis.
Ramaphosa also used the opportunity of the bilateral engagement to extend an invitation to President Bola Tinubu to visit South Africa, as part of efforts to deepen economic ties and the broader relationship between both countries.
While accepting the invitation, President Tinubu affirmed that an Africa, in which Nigeria and South Africa are working in synergy to advance their common interests, is the strongest version of the continent, which can make more impact on global affairs for the benefit of over one billion Africans with its enormous human and natural resource wealth.