South Africa, Mauritania strengthen ties

05 August 2014

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully concluded a working visit to Mauritania where he attended the inauguration ceremony of President Mohamed Ould Abdel.

The visit emphasised a sign of commitment that South Africa is willing to strengthen friendly and cooperative relations with Mauritania.

South Africa has already made a constructive contribution in Mauritania in support of the implementation of the democratic roadmap undertaken by the military transitional government following the coup d’├ętat of August 2005.

The efforts contributed to the restoration of constitutional order and stability in Mauritania leading to South Africa’s support for the lifting of the African Union’s (AU) suspension of the country on 10 April 2007.

In terms of economic relations, progress has been recorded between the two countries in the areas of fisheries and mining.
An economic cooperation agreement, which is ready for signature, will also facilitate the opening of trade and investment opportunities for the two countries.
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