The phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and President Jacob Zuma took a reassuring dimension, as renewed bilateral commitment and investment gets underway.

According to the statement released by Zuma’s office, shortly after the much anticipated call, the presidency said the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening already strong bilateral relations.

“There are six hundred US companies in South Africa and strong trade relations between the two countries,” the Presidency stated.

The two leaders also discussed extensively on the need to work together on multilateral issues as well, “especially the quest for peace and stability on the African continent”.

President Zuma also congratulated Trump on his victory at the recently concluded US Presidential election.