South African President Cyril Ramaphosa To Be India’s Republic Day Guest

New Delhi: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the Chief Guest for India’s 69th Republic Day Celebrations on January 26. This comes after the South African President accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest on India’s Republic Day celebrations, which are held every year at New Delhi’s Rajpath in presence of the Indian President.

In a tweet, PM Modi wrote, “Glad to have met President @CyrilRamaphosa. At a time when India is marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, it is our honour to welcome President Ramaphosa as the Chief Guest for the 2019 Republic Day celebrations. Bapu’s close link with South Africa is well known.”

Noteworthy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina. He added that the upcoming visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa will further cement business and people-to-people ties between India and South Africa.

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