17 September 2022

US President Meets South African Counterpart

  • US

Washington, September 17 (QNA) - US President Joe Biden met at the White House with South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa.
Biden told reporters after the meeting that South Africa had played a big role in combating the coronavirus pandemic and the effects of climate change and other issues.
For its part, the American Al-Hurra channel reported that the meeting dealt with the differences between the two countries regarding the Russian war in Ukraine, and other international and regional issues.
South Africa abstained from voting at the United Nations on a resolution condemning Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Prior to the meeting, South Africa's Minister of International Relations, Naledi Pandor, said Ramaphosa would stress the need for dialogue to end the conflict in Ukraine during his meeting with Biden and in separate talks with Vice President Kamala Harris.
Pandor added that the issue will be the focus of South Africa's attention when it participates in the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly next week.
Biden's meeting with Ramaphosa at the White House follows US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to South Africa last month, during which he stated that the Biden administration considered 54 African countries "equal partners" in tackling global problems. (QNA)


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