On February 15, following the resignation of Jacob Zuma from the post of President of the South African Republic (SAR), the SAR Parliament elected Vice-President Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new head of state.

Mr Ramaphosa is the leader of SAR’s ruling African National Congress party. He has contributed much to the fight of the South African people against apartheid and to the establishment of a democratic society in SAR.

We expect that with SAR’s new president elected and sworn into office, work will continue to promote the development of Russian-South African strategic partnership, which has been consistently implemented both in a bilateral format in the political, trade, economic, humanitarian and other spheres and within the framework of BRICS, the G-20, the United Nations and other international forums.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation