Russian, S. African presidents discuss food security, including deliveries of Russian agricultural products, fertilizers to Africa, in phone call
MOSCOW. June 15 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa discussed issues affecting food security in a telephone call, the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.
"The parties extensively considered aspects of food security, including deliveries of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers to the African continent, particularly the South African Republic," it said.
Putin and Ramaphosa also exchanged opinions on the situation in Ukraine, it said.
The two leaders praised the level of strategic partnership the two countries have reached and highlighted their mutual determination to broaden mutually beneficial cooperation, primarily in the trade-economic and investment fields, it said.
Putin and Ramaphosa mentioned the importance of joint efforts within the BRICS association to promote its role in global political and economic affairs. They agreed to continue personal contacts, it said.
The telephone call was arranged at the South African Republic's proposal.