President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari for a state visit to the country.
The visit is aimed at enhancing the cohesion between the two nations following violent attacks in both countries.
The presidents of the two biggest economies in the continent have reached 32 bilateral agreements following the gathering.
Bongani Bingwa speaks to South African Institute of International Affairs foreign policy programme manager Aditi Lalbahadur to give more insight on the visit.
Lalbahadur says the visit is mutually beneficial for both countries.
Nigeria is an important player in influencing how South Africa can be perceived at a continental leadership level. There is a hope that there would be a reinvigoration of a relationship especially after the violent attacks in both countries.— Aditi Lalbahadur, Foreign policy programme manager
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