Putin Congratulates Ramaphosa on Reelection as South African President

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier, the country’s African National Congress (ANC), the Democratic Alliance (DA), the Patriotic Alliance, and the Inkatha Freedom Party formed a ruling coalition. Cyril Ramaphosa has been reelected as President of South Africa.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on his reelection as the president of South Africa, noting his contribution to the development of relations and strategic partnership between the countries, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

“Dear Mr. Ramaphosa, please accept our heartfelt congratulations on your reelection as President of the Republic of South Africa. We highly appreciate your personal contribution to the development of strategic partnership relations between our countries, as well as productive Russian-South African cooperation within the UN, BRICS, G20 and other multilateral structures,” the congratulatory telegram reads.

Putin added that he looks forward to continuing the constructive dialogue with Ramaphosa and working together on topical issues on the bilateral and international agenda.

The Russian leader also expects Ramaphosa to attend BRICS summit in Russia’s city of Kazan on October 22-24.

On Friday, a ruling coalition was created in South Africa, which comprises ANC, DA, the Patriotic Alliance, and the Inkatha Freedom Party.

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