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South African President Ramaphosa to be Republic Day 2019 guest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the G20 summit here and invited him to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations next year.

Mr. Ramaphosa has accepted the invitation.

“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,” Mr. Modi tweeted. He said Mr. Ramaphosa’s visit would further cement ties between the two countries.


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