President Jacob Zuma and his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, have committed themselves to working together to pursue peace, stability and economic development on the African continent. The relationship between the two countries dates back to the years of the liberation struggle.
The two leaders met at Tuynhuys in Cape Town to discuss various issues and also sign bilateral agreements. President Zuma says they’ve agreed that peace and stability are vital for the continent to flourish.
President Sall’s visit follows President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Senegal in October 2013. They reviewed bilateral relations and also explored new areas of co-operation. A memorandum of understanding on toursim was also signed.
President Zuma says they have committed themselves to working towards a peaceful continent. “We therefore condemn in the strongest possible terms the extremists and terrorist activities wherever they occur while committing to the continental integration processes and implementation of the AU’s agenda 2063 we hold a string view in the necessity to hold the autonomy of the Nepad’s head of state government committee.”
On the economic front, the two leaders have encouraged investment in both countries. A South Africa-Senegal Business Forum will also be held to cement economic ties between the two countries. President Zuma said the visit by the Senegalese president coincides with celebrations of the life and legacy of OR Tambo.
– By Lulama Matya