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President Ramaphosa to attend Inauguration Ceremony of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkiye

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday, 3 June 2023, attend the Inauguration Ceremony of His Excellency President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Republic of Türkiye. 

The Inauguration ceremony will take place at the Capital City, Ankara. President Ramaphosa will witness the Inauguration Ceremony at the invitation of President Erdoğan. 

President Ramaphosa has sent South Africa's best wishes to President Erdoğan, following his successful re- election. 

Türkiye held its presidential and parliamentary elections on 14 May 2023, followed by a runoff in the presidential election on Sunday, 28 May 2023. President Erdoğan was successfully elected in the runoff. 

President Ramaphosa said South Africa looks forward to working with Türkiye under President Erdoğan to consolidate existing strong relations at the bilateral and multilateral levels. 

Formal relations between South Africa and Turkey were established in 1991.

South Africa and Türkiye share common platforms in multilateral forums such as the G20, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and are active participants in the various organs of the United Nations to which both countries belong.

Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President – 082 835 6315

Issued by: The Presidency