Biden, Ramaphosa both hopeful for strengthened ties between US and SA

Biden, Ramaphosa both hopeful for strengthened ties between US and SA

- US President-elect Joe Biden recently took part in numerous congratulatory calls with the leaders of Chile, India, Isreal and South Africa

- Biden and President Cyril Ramaphosa engaged on Tuesday in the hopes of strengthening ties between the two nations

- This comes at a time when the outcome of the 2020 US Election is still being questioned by Donald Trump and his supporters

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United States President-elect Joe Biden and President Cyril Ramaphosa recently engaged for the first time on Tuesday as Ramaphosa congratulated him on his apparent victory.

Biden had taken part in congratulatory calls with the leaders of Chile, India, Isreal and South Africa after a thrilling road to his victory at the polls.

Biden had thanked Ramaphosa for his congratulations and expressed a desire to 'deepen America's strategic partnership with South Africa'.

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Both Biden and Ramaphosa are hopeful for strengthened ties between the two nations. Image: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post and Thierry Monasse/Getty Images
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The President-elect had underscored the 'shared interest in tackling corruption, containing Covid-19, laying the foundation for a sustainable global economic recovery, and addressing the threat of climate change'.

Biden also thanked Ramaphosa for his leadership of the African Union and shared his intention to deepen America's partnership with African institutions, governments and citizens'.

Ramaphosa expressed similar sentiments, expressing his hopes for a strengthened partnership between the US and Africa.

SA's President seeks to promote peace and stability in international relations, advancing multilateralism.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to insist that the US Elections was fraught with fraud and that he would have emerged as the winner had the race for the Presidency been a fair one.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za spoke to economist analyst Tshego Ramatlo, who explored the impact of the election on SA:

‘’The key thing about who wins is the fiscal stimulus package in the US. The Democrats want a bigger stimulus package while the Republicans prefer a stimulus package that is smaller. Any stimulus package is positive for the US economy and indirectly for our economy.’’
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Ramatlo said it goes without saying that because of its global power status, the United States elections are consequential to the rest of the world, including South Africa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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