President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa engaged in a bilateral meeting today in New York City.
The high-level meeting between Nigeria and South Africa at the presidential level was held ahead of the 78th UN General Assembly, which will occur from September 18 to 26, 2023.
Both presidents are attending the Assembly in the most populous city in the United States.
In 2019, both nations agreed to elevate the status of their Bi-National Commission, which the Vice Presidents of Nigeria and South Africa previously co-chaired.
The move reflects the growing importance of the bilateral relationship between the two African powerhouses and their commitment to fostering stronger ties.
Discussions in this meeting likely covered a wide range of bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual interest, including trade, investment, security, and cooperation on matters affecting the African continent.
As Nigeria and South Africa collaborate on various fronts, experts say this latest meeting can further enhance diplomatic relations and pave the way for deeper cooperation in addressing everyday challenges and advancing shared goals.