South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived today in Delhi on his maiden state visit to India. He will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade. Ramaphosa is second South Africa’s President after Nelson Mandela to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade. Ramaphosa, who is accompanied by First Lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe and a high-level delegation of nine ministers and a large business delegation was received at the airport by Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
He was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Later, the South African President addressed the India-South Africa Business Forum, with the objective to grow business ties between the two countries.