New Delhi, Jan 24: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest of Republic Day parade this year, said the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday.
While addressing Press Conference, Secretary MEA TS Tirumurti stated “South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be on a state visit to India on Jan 25&26. He’s the chief guest of our Republic Day parade”.
It’s the 2nd time when a South African President will be our chief guest on Republic Day. Nelson Mandela was the
India and South Africa have strong interests in maritime security in the Indian Ocean region. India has also extended training slots for South African defence personnel. We share common concerns in the area of terrorism, cyber security etc.