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“UAE Sends Congratulations to South Africa on Independence Day”

by Dubaiforum

Leaders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have extended warm congratulations to South Africa on its Independence Day, highlighting the strong ties between the two nations and expressing a desire for further collaboration.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, conveyed a heartfelt message to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, emphasizing the longstanding relationship based on mutual respect and understanding. Sheikh Khalifa expressed optimism for expanded cooperation in areas such as trade, investment, and renewable energy.

Similarly, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, sent a congratulatory message to President Ramaphosa, underlining the strategic importance of the UAE-South Africa partnership in addressing global challenges such as climate change and food security.

In recent years, the UAE and South Africa have seen significant growth in their bilateral relations, with flourishing trade and substantial foreign direct investment from the UAE driving economic development in South Africa. Additionally, both countries collaborate on regional and international issues, working together in multilateral organizations like the United Nations and the G20 on matters including maritime security and counter-terrorism.

The exchange of messages between UAE leaders and President Ramaphosa signifies a shared commitment to enhancing their partnership. As South Africa marks its Independence Day, this occasion serves as a platform to explore new avenues of cooperation and solidify their roles as key players in their respective regions.

The UAE’s outreach to South Africa aligns with its broader strategic goals in Africa, recognizing the continent’s potential for growth and development. By cultivating strong relationships with African nations like South Africa, the UAE aims to elevate its influence in shaping the future of the continent.

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