Travel bans will cause long-term devastation across Africa, Ramaphosa warns

Travel bans will cause long-term devastation across Africa, Ramaphosa warns

2021-12-02 01:09:00 AM

Travel bans will cause long-term devastation across Africa, Ramaphosa warns

Covid-19 travel bans will cause long-term damage to national economies across Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on his visit to Nigeria on Wednesday.

According to the presidency, the two countries signed about 32 agreements — with three more added after this week's engagements. These are an MOU in the field of youth development, an agreement on audiovisual co-operation, and a programme of co-operation on arts and culture.

The president used the opportunity to again call on those countries who had imposed travel bans on SA — and other African states — to reverse their decisions.“Indeed, the leaders of Ivory Coast, where we will be travelling to later today, as well as of Ghana and Senegal, have also expressed their dissatisfaction with the travel ban against SA and our sister countries in Southern Africa.

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There, he signed a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding to advance trade and investment, development, economic upliftment, and youth empowerment, among others. According to the presidency, the two countries signed about 32 agreements — with three more added after this week's engagements. “This is a global pandemic, and overcoming it requires that we collaborate and work together as a collective. These are an MOU in the field of youth development, an agreement on audiovisual co-operation, and a programme of co-operation on arts and culture. Shares in the Durban-based company rose 5. The president used the opportunity to again call on those countries who had imposed travel bans on SA — and other African states — to reverse their decisions. He said SA and Nigeria both had rich cultural, vibrant arts and flourishing sports sectors, all of which will be greatly enriched through greater collaboration through the programme of co-operation. “Indeed, the leaders of Ivory Coast, where we will be travelling to later today, as well as of Ghana and Senegal, have also expressed their dissatisfaction with the travel ban against SA and our sister countries in Southern Africa. Beijing has delivered 107-million of those doses, and another 11.

“This is a global pandemic, and overcoming it requires that we collaborate and work together as a collective. “This council will promote economic relations between our two countries, and serve as a platform on which obstacles to doing business can be overcome. More stories like this are available on. The resulting damage from this ban to national economies on the continent will be considerable and long-lasting,” he said. . Ramaphosa said the countries would work towards regularising dialogue so that it becomes an integral part of the BNC (binational commission) programme in future engagements.