President Jacob Zuma is set to leave for the state of Qatar on Monday to strengthen political and economic relations between the countries, his office said.
Zuma’s visit also aims to promote peace and security in Africa, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement on Sunday.
Zuma is scheduled to hold talks with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, on Tuesday.
The leaders will also share views on the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, especially in Libya.
Maharaj said that on concluding his meetings in Qatar, Zuma would be heading to Davos in Switzerland to attend the annual World Economic Forum gathering.
From Davos, he will leave for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on January 27 in order to attend the 18th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly.
The theme for the AU Summit this year is ‘boosting intra-African trade”. –Sapa