- Title: Russia-South Africa trade must grow - Putin to Ramaphosa
- Date: 23rd October 2019
- Summary: SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 23, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA SHAKING HANDS RAMAPHOSA ENTERING MEETING ROOM OFFICIALS WAITING (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "Last year, our trade turnover increased by (OVER SIDE SHOT OF MEETING) 28.5 percent, reaching 1 billion dollars, but, of course, this is not enough. As I said (CONTINUES IN SHOT) at the plenary session and during with a meeting with people involved directly (OVER RAMAPHOSA LISTENING) in business and economics, this is not only insufficient given the broad (CONTINUES IN SHOT) range of relations between Russia and the continent of Africa, but also for our bilateral relations. The figures are too small. We can do much more and I hope our contacts today will give good momentum to this development." OFFICIALS TALKING PUTIN LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT, CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, SAYING: "The Africa free trade area presents an opportunity for African countries to participate with Russia in a meaningful way and this for us is very important. We as South Africa remain committed to the strategic relationship with the Russian Federation." OFFICIALS TALKING
- Embargoed: 6th November 2019 09:41
- Keywords: Russia South Africa Putin Ramaphosa
- Location: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- City: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2BIYX3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Russian President Vladimir Putin told South African President Cyril Ramaphosa that trade between the countries must increase during their meeting on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi on Wednesday (October 23).
Putin said that trade turnover between the countries increased 28.5 percent to 1 billion dollars last year.
The Kremlin has said that it expects 47 African leaders to attend the Russia-Africa summit, which is part of Moscow's push to increase influence and business in the continent.
(Production: Anton Derbenev, Peter Scott)
- Copyright Holder: POOL (CAN SELL)
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None