Telephone exchange between Ramaphosa and Putin

With our correspondent in Johannesburg, Claire Barkels

According to the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin reminded his South African interlocutor that Russian requests to remove restrictions on its own exports of fertilizers and food products have so far not been honored.

These exchanges will take place later Statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoganwho said on Friday that his Russian representative ” Everything is fine » Continue Grain corridor in the Black Sea.

Cyril Ramaphosa wants to continue discussions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, with whom he has already spoken during the week, as well as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

If the agreement is not renewed, Africa in particular may pay the price and its food security will be a little more at risk.

The presidents of South Africa and Russia also exchanged views BRICS summit (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), organized in Johannesburg at the end of August, without specifying the moment whether Vladimir Putin will go there: under the influence of the arrest warrant of the International Criminal Court, he should be arrested if he sets foot on South African soil, a country that signed the Rome Statute.

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