President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed what he terms Russia’s commitment to deepening its engagement with Africa.
Ramaphosa held bi-lateral talks with his Russian counterpart.
The two Russian “Black Jack” long-range bomber jets with nuclear capabilities again did not land at the Waterkloof Airforce base in Pretoria on Wednesday morning.
Russia will host its first-ever Africa Summit on Wednesday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to arrive in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday, to attend a summit on relations between the country and Africa.
President Vladimir Putin stepped up Russia’s push for influence in Africa days before he hosts a summit with African leaders, saying on Monday that Moscow can offer help without political conditions unlike what he cast as the exploitative West.