Tinubu Receives Ramaphosa, Seeks Stronger Ties Between Nigeria, South Africa

Tinubu was among world leaders who attended Ramaphosa’s inauguration. Photo: X@officialABAT

On Thursday, President Bola Tinubu met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for bilateral talks following his inauguration.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu receives South African President
@CyrilRamaphosa for Diplomatic, Economic, and Bilateral talks after a successful Presidential Inauguration Ceremony,” presidential aide Olusegun Dada said in a post on his X handle on Thursday.

‘We Have Lots in Common’

Tinubu (left) wants stronger ties between South Africa and Nigeria. Photo: X:@officialABAT

The meeting was hosted by the Nigerian president in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In a statement after the meeting, Tinubu’s spokesman Ajuri Ngelale quoted his principal as saying, “I really 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”.

The South African president also thanked Tinubu for attending the inauguration.

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

Ramaphosa was sworn in on Wednesday after a coalition agreement between the African National Congress (ANC) and other parties.


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