Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke with Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa. The two leaders discussed the outcomes of the African Union (AU) Summit hosted in Addis Ababa earlier this week and Prime Minister Trudeau offered his congratulations to President Ramaphosa as incoming Chair of the AU in 2020. 

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Ramaphosa highlighted the strong bilateral relations between Canada and South Africa, and looked forward to their continued dialogue to advance progress on a wide range of shared priorities. The Prime Minister raised the arbitrary detention of two Canadians in China, the application of the death penalty to a third Canadian in China, and the importance of safeguarding international norms, including diplomatic immunity, judicial independence, and respect for the rule of law. 

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