US President Trump agrees to strengthen ties with South Africa after conversation with President Zuma

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American President Donald Trump phoned the South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday.Their conversation was mainly focused on the strong commitment to bilateral relations between the US and South Africa and security matters in Africa.

It is the first conversation for the two Presidents since Trump’s inauguration last month, and so Zuma congratulated Trump on his election.

“There are six hundred US companies in South Africa and strong trade relations between the two countries,” the South African Presidency said in a statement

The statement further said that the two leaders discussed the need to work together on multilateral issues as well, “especially the quest for peace and stability on the African continent”

Trump has not spoken at much length about his policies concerning Africa but his controversial travel restrictions, one of his first major executive orders, has targeted three African countries: Sudan, Libya and Somalia.

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