South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was sending four ministers to the G7 countries as envoys to explain the African peacekeeping mission and South Africa’s position on the conflict in Ukraine.
As Ramaphosa said during a speech on Thursday, South Africa is working to create a more inclusive, participatory and fair world order.
“In this regard, I will again send the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, the Minister of Trade and Competition, the Minister of Finance and the Minister in the Presidential Administration as my envoys to the G7 countries to clarify our peacekeeping mission and resolve various diplomatic issues,” Ramaphosa said.
Earlier, Director General of the South African Foreign Ministry Zane Dangor said that the President of South Africa and the leaders of five other African countries would visit Moscow and Kyiv in early June as part of a peace initiative. The founder of the Brazzaville Foundation and initiator of the mission, Jean-Yves Olivier, said earlier that the main goal of the mission of African countries in Ukraine is to initiate and assist in establishing a dialogue between the two countries, noting that negotiations through the mission of African countries will be held without preconditions, and the mission itself is the first of its kind, which both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky agreed to accept.