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Statement by EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed upon the Inauguration of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

EXIM Chairman Leading U.S. Delegation Representing President Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2019

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Linda Formella (202-565-3204)

Pretoria, South Africa – Kimberly A. Reed, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), is leading the U.S. Presidential Delegation representing President Donald J. Trump and his administration at the inauguration of His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa. After President Ramaphosa’s swearing in held earlier today in Pretoria, Chairman Reed issued the following statement:

“I am tremendously honored with my esteemed colleagues from across the U.S. government to be here today representing President Donald J. Trump at the inauguration of His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa as President of the Republic of South Africa. President Trump extends his warmest congratulations to President Ramaphosa and welcomes South Africa’s shared commitment to democratic values. He would like South Africans to know that the United States stands together with South Africa to address regional and global challenges. We value our robust trade and investment relationship and people-to-people ties based on our shared commitment to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.”