New Delhi, Sep 2: Congress Parliamentary Party deputy leader and CWC member Anand Sharma on Monday met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at ANC Headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg. President Ramaphosa and Mr Shama discussed the political developments following the national elections in both India and South Africa. The exchange of views covered regional and global developments and on issues of shared interests of ANC and INC, said the AICC.
Mr Sharma also met the top six of ANC as part of leadership exchange between ANC- INC. President Ramaphosa expressed concern over the global economic slowdown resulting in high youth unemployment and adversely affecting social security. He also referred to regional conflicts and tensions in different parts of the world which pose a threat to peace and stability and a challenge for the global leadership.
The Congress leader conveyed a message of greetings from Congress President Sonia Gandhi to the ANC President which was reciprocated. ANC leadership reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen the historic relationship with the Congress. Mr Sharma will deliver a lecture at South African Institute of International Affairs on September 4 and engage with academia and think tanks during his visit. (UNI)