Ramaphosa said the country’s contribution to world peace By supporting conflicting communities, this is largely a result of Mandela’s legacy.
“Our experience negotiating an end to apartheid and building a multiparty democracy is regularly sought by parties seeking an end to conflict.”
The president noted that the country played a role in quelling conflicts in the NorthNorthern Ireland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Swaziland, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Ethiopia and, most recently, in Sudan.
He revealed that when he met the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council, they discussed the support that South Africa can provide to hold a comprehensive dialogue process towards a lasting peace.
“Earlier this month I was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where South Africa plays a key role in facilitating dialogue, resolving conflicts and providing technical assistance under the 2013 Framework for Peace and Security Cooperation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes.”