The President will be going on a two days working visit starting with the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, this weekend. In a statement from the presidency, the president and members of his cabinet who will be accompanying him will use the G7 summit and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V11), which he will attend between August 28 and 30, to promote South Africa as a trade partner and investment destination.
President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor and Communications and Telecommunications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. The TICAD V11 conference will focus on science, technology and innovation human resource development and education, the oceans economy, climate change and disaster risk reduction, and agriculture.
The president is due to sign several bilateral agreements with his counterparts from other countries at the Summit. He will also participate in the South Africa-Japan business round table, which is set to be hosted at the headquarters of the Nissan Corporation. A South African business delegation will be present at the roundtable to engage with their counterparts in Japanese commerce and industry.