US President Donald Trump. Picture: REUTERS
US President Donald Trump. Picture: REUTERS

President Jacob Zuma and US President Donald Trump on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries‚ the Presidency said.

It said in a statement the two leaders had held a telephone conversation on Monday afternoon‚ which was at Trump's request.

It said Zuma had congratulated Trump on his election as the 45th president of the USA.

“The two Presidents also discussed the need to work together on multilateral issues as well‚ especially the quest for peace and stability on the African continent‚” it added.

It noted there were 600 US companies in South Africa and strong trade relations between the two countries.

Here is the full text of the presidency's statement on the conversation:

President Jacob Zuma and President Donald Trump of the United States of America held a telephone conversation this afternoon, 13 February 2017 at the request of President Trump.

President Zuma congratulated President Trump on his election as the 45th president of the United States of America.

The two presidents reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries. There are six hundred US companies in South Africa and strong trade relations between the two countries.

The two Presidents also discussed the need to work together on multilateral issues as well especially the quest for peace and stability on the African continent.

- TMG Digital

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