The Vema Seamount Authority, His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman has issued an invitation today for a work visit for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Mount Vema in early November of 2020.
The invitation is not for a state visit because by 2020, Mount Vema will not be ready for a formal visit from a head of state of a foreign country, to show its intention for a deeply friendly relations between the two nations, which tend to be characterised by extravagant ceremonies.
In 2020, Mount Vema will not be ready for an official visit either, which generally has significantly less ceremony surrounding it but still needs a significant amount of logistics.
What the Vema Seamount has issued today, is an invitation for a working visit, which simply means a foreign head of state can visit the territory and requires no ceremony on the part of the host nation.
If confirmed, the invitation would enable South Africa and Mount Vema to hold bilateral talks during the visit, discuss logistics, trade, and regional security, according to people close to the Monarch.