Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Pretoria: President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday evening engaged in a telephonic call with US President-elect Joe Biden to discuss ways to strengthen US-Africa relations and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Ramaphosa says he is hopeful of a strong partnership between the United States and the African continent in promoting peace and stability in international relations and advancing multilateralism.

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

The leaders recalled a visit to South Africa by Biden during the dark days of apartheid, where Biden demonstrated his commitment to human rights and dignity for all South Africans.

Biden expressed his admiration for what the democratic South Africa has achieved.

President Ramaphosa said he looked forward to a strong partnership at a bilateral level and between the United States and the continent of Africa.

The President wished President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris well for their term in office.