The event afforded the president the opportunity to propagate his preferred candidate on the world stage to world leaders.

World leaders have gathered at this year’s G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. And while there were protest against capitalism outside relations were more cordial by host German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

In a brief conversation, South African leader used the opportunity to share the aspiration of his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with the chancellor. She noted that role of women in modern democracy cannot be overemphasized.

Merkel noted that more women were taking over political leadership positions in Europe and it’s time for more African countries to domesticate that in the continent. Dlamini-Zuma is experienced in world politics, having served previously as the AU chairperson.

He was joined at some events by his wife, Thobeka Madiba Zuma.

Items on the agenda include climate change, free trade and migrants – all subjects likely to rile U-S President Donald Trump.