Zuma strengthens ties with United Arab Emirates
By Lelethu Mquqo
13 November 2011
President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for a state visit.
It is intended to enhance relations between South Africa and the UAE in various areas, particularly political and economic relations, defence, health cooperation, as well as legal matters.
The UAE is South Africa's 18th largest export market and a prominent investor in South Africa.
It is also home to a sizeable South African expatriate community, including health professionals.