South African State Visit to Britain: Last Day
Today, Wednesday November 23, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, started their second and last day of the state visit to the United Kingdom by visiting the Royal Botanic Garden Kew, a botanic garden that houses the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world” and was founded in 1840. The President, accompanied by the Earl of Wessex, toured the garden.
Afterwards the President and the Earl of Wessex paid a visit to the Francis Crick Institute, a biomedical research centre established in 2010 that works “to help improve treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human disease, and generate economic opportunities for the UK”.
In the afternoon the President had several institutional meeting with the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and the Labour Party leader, Sir Keir Starmer. Then the President attended the UK-South Africa Forum at Lancaster House.
Later the President moved to Buckingham Palace for the formal farewell to King Charles.
In the evening President Ramaphosa, accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, attended a banquet hosted by the Lord Mayor of London, Nicholas Lyons and held at the Guildhall.
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