South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief gust for India’s Republic Day ceremony next year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended him an invite on the sidelines of the ongoing G-20 summit in Argentina.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the South African president has accepted the invite.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said the South African president will be chief guest of the Republic Day parade in the year when India is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
“150 years of Mahatma and 100 years of Madiba! Good meeting between PM @narendramodi and South Africa President @CyrilRamaphosa on margins of #G20Summit. President Ramaphosa accepted India’s invitation to be the chief guest at Republic Day during 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,” he said in a tweet.