The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, will be the State Guest of Honour at the 2019 Republic Day of India on January 26, 2019. South Africa’s acceptance came after the fiasco over US President Donald Trump declining the Indian government’s invitation to be the chief guest.
South Africa is a key player in the BRICS and is one of the leaders in the African continent making it an important partner of India in the continent. PM Modi had met Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in June 2018.
Ramaphosa was Nelson Mandela’s choice for future President of the nation, and is a keen Gandhi follower. Last year, Ramaphosa led nearly 5,000 people Read More