The message reads, in part:
“Relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa are growing in the spirit of strategic partnership. The two countries have established a substantive political dialogue, as well as productive cooperation in the trade, economic, research, technology, and humanitarian fields. The coordination of Moscow and Pretoria’s efforts at the UN, BRICS, the G20 and other multilateral platforms yields a good return.
I am confident that with joint efforts, we will further advance the entire scope of mutually beneficial Russian-South African ties. This fully meets the interests of our friendly peoples and goes in line with strengthening international security and stability.”