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India congratulates Ramaphosa on his reelection as president of RSA

New Delhi, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday on his re-election as president of South Africa.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the Indian head of Government greeted Ramaphosa and expressed his desire to work together with the South African leader to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two nations.

On Saturday, Ramaphosa, of the African National Congress (ANC, the country’s main party), won 283 votes from the newly appointed parliamentarians, against the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, Julius Malema, who received 44 votes from the lawmakers.

Cyril Ramaphosa will be sworn in as head of State on June 19th in Pretoria, the South African capital.

In addition to being founding members of the Brics, India and South Africa share 30 years of significant bilateral relations.

According to the Indian Ministry of Commerce, since diplomatic relations were established in 1993, economic interactions have increased from 10 million dollars in 2015-2016 to 17 million dollars in 2021-2022.