JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa had a telephone call with Russian president Vladimir Putin where he briefed him on the upcoming African leaders peace mission to Russia and Ukraine, the South African presidency said on Thursday.
June 9, 2023
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Ramaphosa discusses peace mission with Putin
Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his SA counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa
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“President Putin has welcomed the initiative by African heads of state and expressed his desire to receive the peace mission,” the presidency statement said.
A delegation of African heads of state is expected to visit Ukraine and Russia in June hoping to persuade them to cease hostilities, a spokesman for Ramaphosa told Reuters last month.
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He said yesterday no date had been set for the mission as yet.
The two leaders also discussed the Russia-Africa Summit that is scheduled to take place at the end of July in St Petersburg, the statement said. - Reuters