President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday host British Prime Minister Theresa May on a working visit to South Africa.

“The working visit follows bilateral meetings between President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister May during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London from 19 to 20 April 2018 and at the G7 in Canada on 8 to 9 June 2018,” said the Presidency in a statement on Monday.

“During the bilateral engagements, the two leaders discussed potential partnerships between the United Kingdom and South Africa and efforts to strengthen bilateral trade and investment relations.”

The visit by the prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland seeks to further cement economic relations with SA built up over several decades.

“Bilateral relations between South Africa and the United Kingdom are strong, covering a range of areas of cooperation linked to both governments’ priorities,” said the statement

During tomorrow’s visit Prime Minister May will also present President Ramaphosa with the SS Mendi Bell which was found in the English Channel a year ago,” said the Presidency.

The SS Mendi suffered disaster in what has been described as one of the 20th century’s worst maritime disasters in UK waters.