Zuma holds talks with Guebeza

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IOL pic feb13 jacob zuma navy suit Independent Newspapers South African President Jacob Zuma (pictured) and his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties.

Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma met with his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza in Pretoria on Tuesday, the presidency said.

“During their talks, the two leaders reviewed a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues,” the presidency said in a statement.

“They expressed great satisfaction at the warm and fraternal relations that exist between their two countries and committed themselves to further deepen these historical and cultural relations for the mutual benefit of their respective countries and peoples.”

Zuma and Guebuza agreed that bilateral co-operation between the countries needed to be enhanced and strengthened.

Guebuza briefed Zuma on the floods which recently devastated parts of Mozambique.

“President Guebuza expressed his gratitude for South Africa's rescue operation and humanitarian assistance during the floods by availing two helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft,” the presidency said.

The leaders also discussed political, economic and security situations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Guebuza briefed Zuma on the outcome of the SADC Extra Ordinary Summit, which Mozambique hosted on Friday. - Sapa

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