Media Statement

16 January 2020

President Ramaphosa will not attend Davos and London events

The Presidency can confirm that President Cyril Ramaphosa will not attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from 21 to 24 January 2020, and the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London on Monday 20 January 2020.

The President has taken this decision to give attention to pressing domestic priorities and preparations for the governing party and Cabinet Makgotla.

The President is further currently engaged with preparations towards South Africa’s assumption of the Chairship of the African Union at the 33rd African Union Summit on 9-10 February 2020.

South Africa will be represented in Davos and London by senior government and civil society representatives led by Minister of Finance Mr Tito Mboweni and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr Naledi Pandor respectively.

The President is confident that the nation will benefit from the participation of the government and civil society delegations in the Davos and London events.

Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President – 072 854 5707

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