President Cyril Ramaphosa. File photo: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe.
President Cyril Ramaphosa. File photo: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe.

Ramaphosa in London for Financial Times Africa Summit

By BALDWIN NDABA Time of article published Oct 13, 2019

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London - President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived on Sunday arrived in London, United Kingdom, for the beginning of a two-day working visit.

This was confirmed by Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko who said that President Ramaphosa will deliver the opening address at the 6th Financial Times Africa Summit on Monday.

The summit is being held at Claridge’s in London.

Diko said on the  sidelines of the summit,  Ramaphosa is expected to engage investors and business leaders with the aim of attracting further investment into South Africa.

The Financial Times Africa Summit is hosted annually by the Financial Times newspaper, with a focus on business affairs and opportunities in African countries. This year’s theme, ‘Africa in Motion’, places a special emphasis on youth, women, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists and innovation.

The overarching theme is that ‘Africa’s home-made solutions are becoming more relevant as the continent takes its destiny into its own hands’.

“The summit will discuss business, investment as well as the political and cultural environment in Africa with expert speakers, potential investors and innovators,” Diko said.

President Ramaphosa is accompanied by Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni and Presidential Special Envoy on Investment Mcebisi Jonas.

Political Bureau

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