South Africa, Guinea Bissau all set to visit this week to bolster bilateral ties

The Presidency of South Africa tweeted that South Africa and Guinea Bissau share a vision and strategic partnership to advance peace and security, prosperity and development of our Continent.​ The visit will also be a platform to reinvigorate a number of bilateral agreements that require closer implementation.


Both nations have shared a bilateral tie since 1994, following the beginning of democracy in the former. A Common Communiqué Concerning the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations was signed in October 1994.

However, they tried to resolve their ties in September 2008 under the General Cooperation Agreement, and they spread the foundation for launching a Joint Bilateral Commission (JBC).

According to the Presidency, they are planning to visit expected to have this week, and they are going to work on their economic, trade and investment cooperation, especially in Guinea Bissau’s key sectors such as agro-processing, defence, infrastructure and mining to the mutual benefit of both countries.

After the tweet of Presidency, Thabang Mcdonald commented, “I think mutuality or togetherness towards the development of country or countries to the better continent is one of the good strategies for the goal of the better continent and strong continent we are saying keep solidifying your continent by communicating and bringing development views together.”


According to ‘Eugene’, My dear sit our military will be decimated in its current format with current equipment……..Denel has not made any new developments, no money !! SF equipment is outdated. Your soldier’s average age is 34+ and not fit !! So not sure who you are fooling !!!”

Moreover, the President Ramaphosa will be going to supported by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor; Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe; Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise; Minister of Health Joe Phaahla and Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Fikile Majola.