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SA sends congratulatory message to President-elect Joseph Biden of the United States of America


8 November 2020

Staff Reporter/PretoriaLIVE


President Cyril Ramaphosa extended congratulations to President-elect Joseph R. Biden of the United States following elections held recently.

President Ramaphosa said that, “South Africa looks forward to working with President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to further strengthen the bonds of cooperation and friendship between our two countries and peoples, including enhanced collaboration within the multilateral context to address global challenges such as climate change, human rights, peace and security, terrorism, nuclear safety, poverty, underdevelopment, economic recovery, and inclusive growth, and to prevent future pandemics.”

Bilateral cooperation between the South Africa and USA is in a range of areas, including trade and investment, health, education, energy, environment, science and innovation, safety and security, as well as regional cooperation to support the African Union’s objectives for peace, security, and development.

The government of United States provided generous financial and technical support to help South Africa’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, thus building on the highly successful platform of health cooperation under the PEPFAR framework.


Tyrone Seale, Acting Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa –