Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and his Nigeria counterpart, Goodluck Jonathan, have held talks over the souring relations between the two countries lately.
Mac Maharaj, Zuma’s spokesman, confirmed the pair held discussions over the telephone on recent developments.
These include the xenophobic attacks in South Africa and Nigeria recalling its top envoys from the Southern African country in response.
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“The two Presidents reaffirmed the warm and cordial relations between South Africa and Nigeria and pledged that two countries will continue to work together for the good of their peoples and the continent as a whole,”
According to Maharaj, Jonathan expressed his support for the efforts of South Africa to arrest the attacks on foreign nationals and to ensure the safety and security of all citizens, including foreign nationals and those from the African continent, in particular who bore the brunt of the attacks earlier this month.
At least seven people were killed and thousands left homeless.
- CAJ News