At the start of a two-day visit, Ramaphosa addressed British MPs and called for the creation of a fund to help poorer countries deal with the consequences of global warming. “This is compensation for the damage done and the damage that will be done to people in developing countries,” said the president of South Africa, who emphasized that it is not alms, reports the French news agency AFP.

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King Charles II. received South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as the first foreign leader on a state visit.

On the first day of his visit, Ramaphosa also visited Westminster Abbey, including a memorial stone for the former South African president Nelson Mandelawho led the country between 1994 and 1999. He then attended a celebratory banquet organized by his host at Buckingham Palace.
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Ramaphosa visited Westminster Abbey, including a memorial stone for former South African president Nelson Mandela.

A sign of a lasting commitment to Africa

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly he said the king’s decision to accept Ramaphosa was a sign “permanent commitments” Africa. South Africa is Britain’s biggest trading partner on this continent. The leader of South Africa will also meet with the new British Prime Minister on Wednesday Rishijem Sunakom.

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All eyes were on Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who now boast the title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Wales.

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The visit took place in a pleasant atmosphere, commented the English media.