He said SA and Nigeria both had rich cultural, vibrant arts and flourishing sports sectors, all of which will be greatly enriched through greater collaboration through the programme of co-operation.
“The agreement on audiovisual co-operation will be a boost to the film production industries in our respective countries, and we as SA stand to benefit greatly from co-operation with the world-famous Nollywood.
“This council will promote economic relations between our two countries, and serve as a platform on which obstacles to doing business can be overcome. The Trade, Finance and Industry Working Group of the BNC has recommended we look into these constraints facing businesses in both countries,” he added.
Ramaphosa said the countries would work towards regularising dialogue so that it becomes an integral part of the BNC (binational commission) programme in future engagements.
“As SA we will be looking at how we can establish a youth exchange and leadership development programme, rallying around the legacy of President Nelson Mandela, who was a champion for youth development. It will include important components such as civics education, value systems inculcation, social cohesion and promoting a culture of service,” he said.