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The head of the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the importance of joint military exercises with Russia

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Pretoria, January 18 – South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor said in an interview with the News Agency that the Republic of South Africa wants to raise the level of military training to defend the country by participating in joint exercises with Russia.
“Russia is a powerful military power. We would like our navy to be trained at a higher level and have the skills that will assist them both in peacekeeping missions in South Africa and in the defense of our country. For this reason, we strive to benefit from partnerships with countries that It has a very high level of military skills and equipment that can also be useful for our personnel and military forces,” he said, commenting on plans to hold joint naval exercises of South Africa, Russia and China. in feb.

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South Africa, Russia and China plan to hold their second joint naval exercise in South Africa in February 2023. The first such exercise took place in South African waters in November 2019.

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