During his speech on Friday July 28 at the Russia – Africa summit in St Petersburg,
South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, called for peace in Ukraine.
The summit was attended by 17 African heads of state, which is a huge drop when compared with 43 at the first Russia-Africa summit held in 2019.
Following Russia’s withdrawal from the grain deal, Ramaphosa also expressed concern regarding Africa’s food security.
As per the South African President, the conflict has had an adverse consequence on several countries throughout the span of the day, especially African nations.
“Even in this case with the conflict in the Ukraine we still advocate for peace and in a way we feel we have a right to call for peace because the ongoing conflict as you heard over the course of the day also negatively affects us, as African countries”.
“Apart from wanting to support a peace process all over the world, this conflict is now directly affecting us as well. As we told you the last time as far as food security is concerned the price of our fertilisers have gone up”, said South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa.