African foreign minister naledi pandor was involved in defending the country’s decision to hold a joint military exercise with russia and china next month. the event attracted a small group of protesters outside the venue, waiving ukrainian flags. the joint naval drills between south africa, russia and china will run for 10 days from 17 february to 27 february in durban and richards bay. the south african national defence force (sandf) held a conference in pretoria, with the aim of sharing operational skills and knowledge.
Joint military exercise between south africa, russia and china will take place from 17 february to 27 february in durban and richards bay. during this period, the south african national defence force (sandf) held a conference in pretoria to share operational skills and knowledge. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov also visited egypt, ethiopia, uganda and congo-brazzaville in july 2022.
Joint military exercise between south africa, russia and china was held in order to share operational skills and knowledge. south africa has a long-standing connection to russia, dating back to the fight against apartheid, and the relationship has evolved over the years and has grown into business ties through the brics bloc of emerging economies. nigeria and kenya, the economic powerhouses of west and east africa respectively, voted in favour of a un general assembly resolution in march last year, condemning russian “aggression” and demanding its withdrawal from ukraine. south africa has held similar exercises with france, the us and countries from the western nato military alliance in the past.