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The President of South Africa criticized the anti-Russian law in the United States

The President of South Africa criticized the anti-Russian law in the United States

One of the American anti-Russian legislative initiatives could lead to “undesirable consequences” for the African continent, said South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at a meeting with an informal association of African-American lawmakers in Washington.

“We <…> are concerned about the possible consequences for the African continent if the Russian Malicious Acts Bill is passed in the United States. The bill could have the undesirable consequences of penalizing the African continent for efforts aimed at stimulating development and growth,” — emphasized Ramaphosa.


The President of South Africa called on members of Congress to encourage the US government to adhere to the principle of “equal partnership” in the implementation of the strategy of interaction with African countries, which are located south of the Sahara desert.


Meanwhile, the head of state pointed to the importance of partnership with both Moscow and Washington.

“Both the US and Russia are strategic partners of South Africa, a sovereign state that pursues an independent foreign policy,” he said.


Ramaphosa is on a visit to the American capital, where he has already met with US President Joe Biden.