19 December 2023
President Ramaphosa congratulates President El-Sisi and the people of Egypt
The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, extends his warmest congratulations to His Excellency Abdel Fattah El-Sisi upon his successful election as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt following the conclusion of the Presidential Elections held from 10-12 December 2023.
The historic elections reflect the will of the people of Egypt in charting their future. The President also commends the other candidates for participating in the elections in a gracious and commendable manner.
The South African Government reiterates its commitment to continue working with the Government and people of Egypt for the mutual benefit of the two countries, to build strong people-to-people ties, and collaborate together in consolidation of the African Agenda.
The President further wishes to congratulate the National Election Authority of Egypt and all national stakeholders for their collective efforts in ensuring a conducive environment in which the elections were conducted.
The President also takes note of the observations of the AU-COMESA Joint Observer Mission. The South African Government looks forward to further strengthening bilateral relations with the Government of Egypt.
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Issued by: The Presidency