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Zuma, Mugabe meet to boost South Africa, Zimbabwe ties


PRETORIA – South African President, Jacob Zuma, met with his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, on Wednesday in Pretoria to discuss ways of boosting bilateral ties.

The two leaders met in closed doors in the Union Building in Pretoria after an official ceremony during which the national anthems of the two countries were played.

During the visit, a number of bilateral agreements would be signed by South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Mashabane and her Zimbabwean counterpart, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.

The bilateral agreements included one on the establishment of a Bi-national Commission.

According to South African officials, another agreement would cover mutual assistance between the countries’ customs administrations.

The officials said another agreement on South Africa and Zimbabwe on cooperation on water resource management was also be penned.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

The agreement is expected to lead to the establishment and functioning of Joint Water Commission. (Xinhua/NAN)

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