South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in the country on an official visit.

He flew in from Mozambique and is expected to hold talks on bilateral cooperation with his counterpart Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.

Their discussions will also examine SADC regional cooperation and integration issues as Mr Ramaphosa is also the current SADC Chair.

The two presidents will also share views on continental and global issues.

President Ramaphosa is accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of State Security Dipuo Letsatse-Duba.

He was received at the Robert Mugabe International Airport by President Mnangagwa, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Ministers Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Mirriam Chikukwa, SB Moyo , Professor Amon Murwira, senior government officials, permanent secretaries and service chiefs as well as the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda.

President Ramaphosa’s visit to Zimbabwe is part of the tours he is doing in the region paying courtesy calls on the SADC leaders following his assumption of the reigns of power on the 15th of February this year.

He has already been to Angola, Botswana and he met President Edgar Lungu of Zambia back in South Africa.

President Mnangagwa had also been meeting leaders in the region to brief them on the events leading to his elevation. zbc