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Congratulations to Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as President of South Africa

February 16, 2018

Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as President of the Republic of South Africa.

The President of Russia expressed his appreciation of Mr Ramaphosa’s contribution to fighting apartheid and to promoting the development of a democratic society in South Africa. He also expressed confidence that Mr Ramaphosa’s tenure as President will help accelerate the country’s movement on the path of progress and prosperity.

Vladimir Putin highlighted the friendly relations between Russia and South Africa and confirmed his readiness for constructive dialogue and cooperation with Cyril Ramaphosa, including in the context of South Africa’s BRICS presidency.

February 16, 2018