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Trump, S.Africa's Zuma discuss security and trade

16 February 2017

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The President of United States, Donald Trump at 9:45 am in Washington, D.C., US (2:45 pm in London) called President Muhammdu Buhari of Nigeria to wish him Happy Africa Day.

U.S. President Donald Trump telephoned President Jacob Zuma on Monday evening, said the South African Presidency.

After his call with Buhari, President Trump also requested and completed a phone call with South Africa's Zuma.

While it's not exactly out of the ordinary for a president to call another, this little news bite hasn't gone unnoticed by South Africans.

The statement added that there are now 600 US companies operating in South Africa, which enjoys strong trade relations with the United States.

The Presidency says President Jacob Zuma and his USA counterpart Donald Trump have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries.

A journalist with The Globe and Mail, Geoffery York, referred to the sessions as Trump's "Africa Day". This will be the the first conversation between the two presidents since Trump was inaugurated in January. Nigerian time (about 2.45 p.m. SA time).

For the two African states, the call could signify Trump's support for the two African large economies. Both were also on very good terms with the erstwhile administration of Barack Obama. The information relayed by Congo's government spokesperson was disputed by the Trump team later. He said at the time that the meeting between the two leaders was to centre around Libya's security situation and other African issues but failed to disclose any further details.

Trump, S.Africa's Zuma discuss security and trade