Cape Town – South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa left the shores of South Africa to spend two days in the United Kingdom, and on Thursday, he briefed the media about his visit.
According to the presidency, Ramaphosa met with United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street at one point during his trip, for deliberations between South Africa and the United Kingdom on trade, investment, infrastructure development in South Africa & cooperation in the resolution of global challenges.
The president also addressed the South Africa-United Kingdom Business Forum at Lancaster House in London, UK.
Ramaphosa also participated in a roundtable discussion at Kew Gardens, London, on cooperation between South Africa and the United Kingdom in the areas of biodiversity conservation and climate change.
Ramaphosa said although he may be outside of the country while the country faces its crisis, he’s still informed about the issues that occur.
Watch Ramaphosa’s feedback on his UK trip here:
“This visit to the UK was well known and well announced and even as I left we were having the challenge of increased load shedding and it had to do with the diesel shortage, financial challenges which I’m continuously attending to with ministers.
“I have ministers whose job is to address these issues and once we’ve got the framework such as the one that we’ve put in place to address our energy challenges, ministers as well as the executives of those entities are meant to address that.
“And I remain in constant contact – up to 3-4 times a day – being informed on what is happening and putting forward proposals and taking decisions.”
Ramaphosa said that part of his work was putting South Africa on the global map and advocating for increased investments in South Africa while his ministers supported him.
Picture: Twitter/ @PresidencyZA
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin