President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to attempt a working visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 17 as the seat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the administration has said in an announcement.
The visit forms part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC region, whereby newly elected heads of state pay courtesy calls to the neighbouring countries.
“During the visit, President Ramaphosa and his counterparts will discuss bilateral co-operation as well as regional, continental and global issues of mutual concern.
“It is expected that the SADC heads of state will pay a particular focus on the latest political and security developments in the region, including the regional economic integration agenda in the Southern African Development Community,” the statement said.
President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of State Security, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.