Xenophobia: South Africa and Nigeria sign 30 trade deals!

South Africa and Nigeria signed 30 trade and cooperation agreements, weeks after xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa occurred.

Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Muhammadu Buhari said they regretted the violent attacks in South Africa and subsequent retaliation in Nigeria, and pledged to deepen trade ties.

President Ramaphosa said the two countries had sealed 32 bilateral agreements and memorandum of understanding covering trade and industry, science and technology, defence, agriculture and energy.

“We had to take concrete measures to prevent the occurrence of such unacceptable incident in the future”, said Buhari.

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