Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday night for a three-day state visit.
The president’s Twitter account has shared pictures of his arrival:
The trip comes at a time when relations between Africa’s two biggest economies have soured following a wave of xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg and other cities last month.
Hundreds of Nigerian citizens have since left South Africa.
Mr Buhari will be keen to show Nigerians that he is doing everything he can to protect their interests.
As well as addressing what his office called the “welfare of Nigerians”, he will also also attend a business forum and preside over the South Africa-Nigeria Bi-National Commission; an initiative created in 1999 to enhance relations between the two countries.