President Cyril Ramaphosa has been locked in bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other heads of state at the BRICS Summit on Thursday.
This is Ramaphosa's first meeting with Putin since he was elected SA president.
EWN reporter, Qaanitah Hunter has more on the event.
The heads of state did not go for their planned retreat, there were some security concerns so now the formal part of the summit is over, now the heads of state are having bilateral meetings.— Qaanitha Hunter, Eyewitness News reporter
It is interesting to the body language between the presidents, you can see a little bit of distance between him and Putin but the presidency would like us to believe the relationship is a good relationship. We are hoping to hear from the President's spokesperson on how these talks are going and the outcomes of it...— Qaanitha Hunter, Eyewitness News reporter
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