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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:12 - Updated Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:14

Angola: President message to South African Cyril Ramaphosa

Luanda - Angolan head of state João Lourenço sent a message on Friday to the new South African president Cyril Ramaphosa expressing the country's expectation with regard to the role the new South African leadership will certainly play, under the two Governments' efforts to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations.

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President João Lourenço

Photo: Francisco Miudo

In the document, the Angolan statesman also expressed optimism to discuss with Ramaphosa, at the first opportunity, matters related to relations between Angola and South Africa with a view to ensuring the permanent strengthening of ties.

Born on 17 November, 1952 in Soweto, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected South African president on February 15th by the South African Parliament, taking over from Jacob Zuma.

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