Your speech captures most challenges faced by African countries, Tinubu tells Ramaphosa

Kunle Sanni

President Bola Tinubu on Thursday said the inaugural speech by the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa captures the core challenges faced by African countries and the need for more collaboration among leaders and citizens to provide solutions.

“I really enjoyed your speech at the ceremony. I was delighted to listen to you. We have lots of issues in common, and we need to work more closely together. It was a good celebration,” the President Tinubu said in Johannesburg, South Africa, when he held a private meeting with President Ramaphosa.

According to a statement which was signed by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity) the meeting was held In a closed meeting at Radisson Blu Hotel in Johannesburg, the country capital.

The details of the meeting which was revealed in the release, disclosed that Ramaphosa thanked Tinubu for honouring the invitation to attend his inauguration for a second term in office.

“Thank you so much for coming for the inauguration. I was very happy to see my brother at the ceremony,” the South African President said.

Tinubu noted that President Ramaphosa’s inaugural speech captured most of the challenges faced by African countries and the need for more collaboration among leaders and citizens to provide solutions.

Ramaphosa was re-elected into office for a second term on Friday, June 14, 2024, following an agreement for a Government of National Unity between the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance.

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