South Africa and the United States have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties, following a telephone call between President Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump on Monday afternoon.
The solid trade relations between South Africa and the United States are well known, and according to the Presidency that is a question that was dealt with this week.
The discussions were held, at the request of Trump.
“The two presidents reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries. There are six hundred US companies in South Africa and strong trade relations between the two countries,” read a statement released by the Presidency.
South Africa has always been a key link to the continent for the United States, as both countries pursue the endeavour to achieve stability and peace in Africa. Security is a major factor and one that the United States has helped South Africa with over the years.
“The two Presidents also discussed the need to work together on multilateral issues as well especially the quest for peace and stability on the African continent,” continued the Presidency’s statement.