The South African president will be received this Tuesday, November 22, at Buckingham Palace in the first visit by a head of state in the era of Charles III. The new British sovereign has invited Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife for a two-day visit to the United Kingdom. It is therefore an African country of the Commonwealth that has the honor of being received first by Carlos III.
With our correspondent in Johannesburg, roman song
This invitation also symbolizes the continuity of a long friendship between South Africa and the British Crown, since the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, died in early september.
Two months after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II that he attended, Cyril Ramaphosa is back in London. It is no longer flags at half mast that await you, but South African flags for this first visit by a Head of State in the time of Carlos III.
Cyril Ramaphosa will address the British Parliament and will be received at a banquet at Buckingham Palace. After the new king, he will meet the new prime minister, Rishi Sunak. Together, they will discuss the cooperation between the two countries.
Compared to the US or even Germany, the UK is a small trading partner of South Africa and both nations can expect to do better. The topic of energy will be on the menu of discussions as the week promises to be a difficult one in terms of access to electricity in South Africa.
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