South African Presidents India Visit
South African President's India VisitOn June 2, 2010, South African President Jacob Zuma arrived in India to begin his three-day state visit. This was his first visit to India and he was accompanied by a delegation of 200 prominent businessmen. This was also his first visit to an Asian Country. Three pacts were signed during his visit. Both the countries agreed to support each other’s candidatures for the non-permanent seat for the 2011-2012 term. Both India and South Africa are also in race for permanent birth in the global body.
The three agreements were as follows:
- Air services Agreement: Two countries have added three stops for all flights including Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa and Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram in India
- MoU on cooperation in agriculture
- MOU on mutual cooperation in foreign and diplomatic services: Under this agreement, Foreign Services Institute of India and the Diplomatic Academy of South Africa will cooperate to provide for training of the officers.