South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has again apologised for the acts of violence directed against foreign nationals including Nigerians.
He said this in his opening remarks at the Bi- National meetings between Nigerian and South African delegations at the Union building in Pretoria.
President Ramaphosa acknowledged the great sacrifices Nigeria had made during the apartheid era becoming one of the frontline states in the fight
He said there is need to improve relations between Nigeria and South Africa through increase and diversification of trade, cultural exchanges, sports and tourism.
On his part, visiting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa, which he said negated
principles of economic integration of the African Union.
He also apologized for the reprisal attacks against South African businesses in Nigeria which he assured was quickly nipped in the bud by law
He noted there was need to implement the thirty two bi-national agreements signed since the inauguration of the Nigeria South Africa Bi national
Commission about twenty years ago.