Jul 28, 2021

Ramaphosa, Johnson Talk Global Efforts To End Covid-19 Pandemic

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The issues include climate change and a reiterated commitment to deepening the relationship between the UK and South Africa.

FILE PHOTO: South Africa's president, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa and UK Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson will cement relations between the two nations at this year G7 Leaders Summit. PICTURE: GCIS

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LONDON: Mr Ramaphosa and Mr Johnson will meet in person in just a few day’s time.

South Africa’s leader, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken to the United Kingdom Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson ahead of this week’s G7 Summit.

The two leaders are said to have agreed that the talks, which Mr Ramaphosa is set to join as a guest, will provide an opportunity to lead a global effort to end the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Mr Ramaphosa and MrJohnson are expected to meet in person in just a few day’s time when the former departs for G7 Leaders Summit in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

This year’s 47th G7 Summit take place in Cornwall, in the South West of England. The two leaders have shared a telephone call to discuss the global issues that must be addressed .

The issues include climate change and a reiterated commitment to deepening the relationship between the UK and South Africa.

A Downing Street Spokesperson said the two agreed the Summit provides an opportunity to lead the effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways – including by increasing access to vaccines.

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