South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa hosts President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo today Thursday 5th July 2018 as he arrives in South Africa for a state visit.
In a statement from the South African Presidency, Akufo-Addo’s state visit aims to strengthen the already good political, economic and social relations enjoyed by South Africa and Ghana which were celebrated at the advent of democracy in South Africa.
In May 2007, the two countries established a Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation, as a structured joint mechanism to provide for political, economic, social, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries.
“The state visit is anticipated to provide an opportunity for the two presidents to further strengthen and deepen the bilateral relations between the two countries, paying a particular focus on economic, cultural and scientific cooperation,” Khusela Diko, the spokesperson to South African President stated.
“The two leaders will further discuss issues of mutual interest and concern at the continental and global levels, particularly security, peace and stability in the continent.
“President Ramaphosa and President Akufo-Addo will also address the South Africa-Ghana Business Forum which will bring together business people from both countries to explore further trade and economic cooperation.”
First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who accompanied President Akufo-Addo her husband, were received at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu.