President Ramaphosa arrives in Washington for Working Visit

Media Statement


15 September 2022


President Ramaphosa arrives in Washington for Working Visit


President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 15 September 2022, arrived in Washington DC, in the United States of America for a Working Visit at the invitation of President Joseph Biden.


The Working Visit is scheduled for 15-17 September 2022.


The two leaders will meet at the White House to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest, including trade and investment, climate change, food security, energy, and peace and security.


South Africa and the United States enjoy historic and cordial relations. The US is a major export market for South Africa, a significant source of foreign direct investment (FDI), and a partner in technology transfer, development assistance and tourism.


President Ramaphosa is also scheduled to have a breakfast meeting with US Vice-President Kamala Harris.


President Ramaphosa will also meet Congressional leaders and the veterans of the Civil Rights Movement who helped in lobbying the American public against apartheid and are still loyal to the cause of anti-racism in both the United States and South Africa.


Media enquires: Vincent Magwenya – Spokesperson to President Cyril Ramaphosa on +27 (82) 835-6315