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Ramaphosa to host German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at Union Buildings

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Tuesday expected to host his German counterpart Chancellor Olaf Scholz on an legit go to at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the presidency stated.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa walks with Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara at Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on December 1, 2021.

“President Ramaphosa and Chancellor Scholz will alternate views on some of troubles of bilateral and worldwide subject, such as methods to enhance co-operation in regions along with electricity and weather exchange, trade and funding, and responses to Covid-19 and vaccine call for,” said presidency performing spokesperson Tyrone Seale.

The visit is important because of the strategic dating shared by way of the 2 nations.

“Germany is SA’s second-biggest buying and selling companion and in tourism the third-largest single supply of distant places arrivals,” said Seale, adding that Germany is also a first-rate source of investment and a development companion for the u . S ..

The heads of states will mirror on traits on the African continent and the world over, inclusive of the conflict in Ukraine and its impact on the international economy and on food and power protection.

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Seale stated: “Germany holds the G7 presidency for 2022 and in this context the leaders will change perspectives on Germany’s G7 priorities and the way these may want to advantage rising economies and the African continent especially.”


Trade and investment will even feature prominently on the bilateral relations agenda.

“SA’s overall change with Germany is R266bn and its exports, a big percent of which encompass fee-added products, account for R155bn a year. About six hundred German corporations are represented in SA and are a source of funding, employment and skills development.”

After the discussions, Ramaphosa and Scholz will head to Sasol Place in Sandton for the launch of a South African-German consortium on the way to increase generation research for the manufacturing of sustainable aviation fuels.

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