South Africa has pledged to increase bilateral economic ties with its largest trading partner, Zimbabwe.

South African Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Mphakama Mbete paid a courtesy call on Vice President Kembo Mohadi in the capital Wednesday (today) where topical issues relating to trade, investment and business relations between the two countries were discussed.

Ambassador Mbete said the meeting also provided a platform regarding ways to enhance cooperation taking into account the new political order within the country.

He said South Africa is still committed to the bilateral commission that seeks to ensure several business and economic cooperation deals between the two countries are brought into reality.

Vice President Mohadi said South Africa and Zimbabwe are sister republics whose cooperation has seen both economies focusing on developmental agreements.

He also said the meeting also focused on political ties in light of the two countries membership in SADC.

Zimbabwe has key economic ties with South Africa in areas of mining, manufacturing, retail among others with data from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency showing South Africa continues to be the dominant trading partner of the country.