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Top USA gov official landed in Johannesburg last night. See what he wants to discuss with Ramaphosa

One of President Joe Biden's most important Cabinet members is now in South Africa. His plane landed at Lanseria Airport early on Sunday morning. Antony Blinken landed in Johannesburg, and a group of people from the South African government were there to meet him.

Why is the United States' top diplomat in South Africa? His trip to Johannesburg comes at a time when things are very important. Not just for the US and China, but also for everyone else. The Asian superpower is getting more and more angry about Taiwan, which is a disputed state. This is because last week, Nancy Pelosi went to the island nation.Antony Blinken stepped off the plane at Lanseria Airport on Sunday morning. | Photo: DIRCO / Twitter

The Chinese government doesn't like Taiwan being independent and wants it to stay a part of China. As a result, they've done things like hold troubling military drills and fly their planes in restricted airspace. So, the situation is not good. In response, the U.S. wants to come up with a balanced plan. So, why has Antony Blinken come to Johannesburg today? So, I've been writing about it for a while. The US and South Africa will now have a "strategic dialogue." Naledi Pandor, who is the Minister of DIRCO, will be in charge of the talks, which will take place on Monday, August 8.

Key talks between the US and South Africa will take place in Johannesburg. People think that American officials are most interested in talking about South Africa. This is because of the strategic relationship it has with China. South Africa is a member of the BRICS alliance, which also includes China, Brazil, Russia, and India.See the source image

Also, it's important to remember that SA threw the world a curveball when it came to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and refused to condemn the war that Vladimir Putin started. So, the US is likely to try to use Ramaphosa's trip to Johannesburg to find out where he and his friends stand on the tensions between China and Taiwan.

US Secretary of State arrives in Johannesburg on Sunday – here’s why… (msn.com)

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