Bali, 14 November 2022 (TDI): Ahead of the G20 summit to be held in Indonesia, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa joined the President of France, Emmanuel Macron for a dinner.

President Ramaphosa is accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor, and Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, respectively, in Bali, Indonesia.

During the meeting, the South African and French counterparts deliberated upon diplomatic affairs of mutual concern.

President Emmanuel Macron said on the occasion that “Tomorrow, at the G20 in Bali, I met with our partners from South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Argentina, and Mexico this evening.

We will advocate solidarity in response to the economic, food, and energy consequences of the war in Ukraine.”

The event was characterized by a lot of musical interludes amid formal and diplomatic interaction with the South African President. It is pertinent to note that the two Presidents will be attending the G20 conference in Bali, Indonesia.

President Cyril Ramaphosa departed yesterday for Bali, Indonesia where he will be participating in the G20 Leaders’ Summit from 15-16 November 2022.

The G20 Leaders’ Summit has been organized to ensure that the various leaders of the Group of 20 meet and discuss issues pertaining to the global and regional changing landscape.

South Africa as a member of the G20 has continuously illustrated itself prominently on the African continent when it comes to international relations.

It has been able to intercede for many other African countries on the African continent. Issues ranging from economic to cultural diplomacy have been tackled by the G20.

The visit will set a place for both Presidents to be able to further prepare as they meet up for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Bali, Indonesia.