Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation today with His Excellency, Mr. Matemela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa.
The two leaders welcomed the progress of bilateral cooperation, including in the context of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations which will be celebrated in 2023.
President Ramaphosa invited the prime minister for the BRICS summit hosted by South Africa on 22-24 August 2023 and briefed him on the preparations for the same. The Prime Minister accepted the invitation and said he looked forward to his visit to Johannesburg to attend the Summit.
They also exchanged views on a number of regional and global issues of mutual interest.
President Ramaphosa expressed his full support for India’s initiatives as part of his current G-20 presidency and said he looked forward to visiting India to attend the G-20 summit.
The two leaders agreed to stay in touch.