SA calls for Com­mon­wealth in­vest­ment

Vuk'uzenzele - - Gryeonluaetrihaonlfsoc/ Uafsrica -

GOVERN­MENT’S

paid a cour­tesy call to Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth, held a bi­lat­eral meet­ing with Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May, and par­tic­i­pated in a num­ber of ex­ec­u­tive and re­treat ses­sions.

The queen pre­sented Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa with a framed let­ter, which was writ­ten by Nel­son Man­dela to the queen in 1994, when South Africa was read­mit­ted to the Com­mon­wealth. This year South Africa marks the cen­te­nary of the late strug­gle icon, who would have turned 100 on 18 July 2018.

Com­mon­wealth coun­tries rep­re­sent 2.4 bil­lion cit­i­zens and have his­tor­i­cal trade and in­vest­ment ties, sim­i­lar le­gal sys­tems and forms of govern­ment, and a com­mon lan­guage of com­merce.

Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa also called on the Com­mon­wealth coun­tries to at­tend the In­vest­ment Con­fer­ence sched­uled to take place later this year.

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