Ramaphosa's phone call with US president-elect Joe Biden

US President-elect Joe Biden. File photo
US President-elect Joe Biden. File photo
Image: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

President Cyril Ramaphosa had a phone call with US president-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday evening to discuss strengthening US-Africa relations and overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic.

The presidency said in a statement that Ramaphosa was hopeful about a strong partnership between the US and the African continent in promoting peace and stability in international relations and advancing multilateralism.

Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris have identified Africa as a major player in international affairs and in the advancement of multilateralism.

During the conversation on Tuesday, the leaders recalled a visit to SA by Biden during the days of apartheid where he demonstrated a commitment to human rights and dignity for all South Africans.

“President-elect Biden expressed his admiration for what the democratic SA has achieved,” said the presidency.

Ramaphosa wished Biden and Harris well for their terms in office.


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