President Cyril Ramaphosa has convened and will chair a virtual consultative meeting with Heads of State and Government of countries neighbouring South Africa to discuss responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The meeting will take place today, Friday, 08 May 2020 and aims to afford countries to share views on coordinated responses to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Amongst other issues on the agenda will be consular and immigration matters, economic impact of the COVID-19 on countries as well as financial support and international pledges.
The meeting will also afford South Africa an opportunity to apprise the Heads of State and Government on national measures taken by South Africa to curb the spread of the virus.
President Ramaphosa will be supported by the Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
The countries that have confirmed participation in the virtual consultative meeting include Angola, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.