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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2674

South African Deputy President in Town

Colombo, 08 July, (

South Africa’s Deputy President, Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and the Deputy President of the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa who is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees last evening.

The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday today accompanied by a delegation of officials.

Ramaphosa has been appointed South African President Jacob Zuma’s Special Envoy to help consolidate peace in Sri Lanka.

In a statement on Sunday, Ramaphosa said he would meet the Sri Lankan government, opposition parties and citizens during his visit to the country, which begins on Monday.

“What we are going to do there, we are going to listen to the Sri Lankans,” he said.

According to an official of the External Affairs ministry, South African delegation held discussion with Prof: G L Peries, Minister of External Affairs yesterday at 5 pm at hotel Taj Samudra. A media briefing will follow the discussion at the same venue.

The External Affairs ministry further stated that South African delegation is scheduled to visit Northern Province today and will hold discussions with Northern Chief Minister C V Wigneshwaran and Governor of North. “We will also try to help the Sri Lankans with the Truth and Reconciliation process, their own constitutional reform and make sure Sri Lanka does indeed become a stable country where they will enjoy human rights.”

Ramaphosa is accompanied by South Africa’s Deputy International Relations Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo.

- Asian Tribune –

South African Deputy President in Town
South African Deputy President in Town
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