SA, Gabon to expand partnership

South Africa and Gabon are set to strengthen bilateral political and economic relations, this week.

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, will be in the west coast of the African country on a two-day working visit, on Thursday.

“The visit also provides an opportunity for the exchange of views on regional, continental and international issues of mutual concern,” Dirco said on Tuesday.

Dirco said relations between South Africa and Gabon are sound and the visit aims to further strengthen and expand the partnership.

Bilateral economic relations between South Africa and Gabon are steadily growing, with total trade in 2015 just over R630 million.

South African exports to Gabon totalled approximately R520 million.

Source: Government Communication and information System