Press release

PM statement on the election of the new President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa

Prime Minister Theresa May congratulates the new President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

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The Prime Minister said:

My warm congratulations to President Ramaphosa on his election by Parliament today.

The United Kingdom greatly values its dynamic and forward-looking partnership with South Africa, underpinned by the strong people-to-people and business ties between our countries. I look forward to working closely with President Ramaphosa to help build a healthier, more secure and prosperous future for both our countries.

I very much hope to see the President at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April.

Published 15 February 2018