16 April 2013
South Africa congratulates the President-elect of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, would like to congratulate Mr Nicolas Maduro and the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, following the conclusion of the Venezuelan Presidential elections held on Sunday, 14 April 2013.
President Zuma said: “The Government and the people of South Africa congratulate Mr Nicolas Maduro and the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the successful elections. The Government of South Africa looks forward to consolidating its relations with Venezuela under the leadership of President-elect Maduro, whose inauguration will take place on Friday, 19 April 2013.”
Building on existing diplomatic ties between the two countries, South Africa will be represented at the inauguration.
For further information please contact Mr. Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for DIRCO, on 082 884 5974
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