US diplomat heads to SA ahead of Brics summit amid Russia concerns
Acting deputy secretary of state Victoria Nuland arrives in SA this week for meetings with senior SA government officials
Senior US officials, including acting deputy secretary of state Victoria Nuland, will this week meet SA government officials in meetings likely to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, global food security and energy issues.
Nuland’s visit to three African countries — SA, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — comes as the government is trying to patch up strained ties with the US that have been soured by its closeness to Russia. ..
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