Tebogo Msimanga |
President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 11 June 2021, departed South Africa for the United Kingdom where he is scheduled to attend the G7 Leader’s Summit at the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. President Ramaphosa is accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor.
The summit brings together leaders to discuss efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic and create a greener and more prosperous future for all.
President Ramaphosa has been invited in recognition of South Africa’s leadership role on the continent and globally in the fight against the pandemic, including championing vaccine equity within and between nations.
“The President’s working visit to the United Kingdom also affords South Africa and the host country an opportunity to deepen the strong ties that characterise bilateral relations.”
The presidency said South Africa has also been invited for its role as Co-Chair of the ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council, which aims to expedite research, manufacturing and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics across the world.