Ramaphosa to Meet Buhari in Abuja Today

South Africa's deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa takes part in a press conference after South Africa presented their bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in London on September 25, 2017 The World Rugby Council will hear the presentations from candidates France, Ireland and South Africa and the Rugby World Cup Board will make its recommendation on October 31 before the final decision on who will host the 10th edition is made on November 15. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

They’re expected to have wide-ranging discussions about issues concerning Africa’s two largest economies as well as matters relating to the continent at large.

The president arrived in Abuja just before midnight and was welcomed by Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama.

Ramaphosa is due to participate in the 25th anniversary celebrations of the African Export-Import Bank on Wednesday morning before his meeting with Buhari later on in the day.

The meeting is expected to zoom in on the Nigerian government’s concerns of what they say is attacks on their citizens in South Africa.

A tense visa regime between the two countries is also likely to draw some focus in the discussions.

(IAFRICA)