President to host Senegalese President Sall

Friday, October 20, 2017

President Jacob Zuma is expected to host the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, in Cape Town next week.

President Sall will be in the country for a State visit.

“South Africa and Senegal enjoy cordial bilateral political, economic and social relations underpinned by strong historical ties dating back to the years of the liberation struggle.  

“The visit of President Macky Sall takes place after the successful commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Dakar Talks in June 2017, which were held in Senegal. The Dakar Talks are widely considered to have paved the way towards a negotiated settlement between the African National Congress (ANC) and the then Government in South Africa,” said the Presidency on Friday.

Trade between the two countries has been steadily increasing since 2010. In 2016, South African exported goods were to the value of R1.7 billion, while Senegal exported goods were to the value of R29 million.

South African exports consist of fresh produce, manufacturing equipment and household appliances, among others. South African imports from Senegal are mainly household furniture and effects, textile materials and original sculptures.

South African companies and entities operating in Senegal include, among others, DSTV, South African Airways and Transnet. –

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