EU’s Borrell wants South Africa to convince Russia to stop Ukraine war

THE European Union’s foreign policy chief,  Joseph Borrell on Friday said he hoped South Africa would use its good relations with Russia to convince it to stop the war in Ukraine.

Borrell said:  “the EU isn’t asking South Africa to choose sides, just asking countries across the world to stand with the UN Charter,’’speaking alongside South Africa’s foreign minister Naledi Pandor in the capital Pretoria.

The EU considered South Africa an important partner in the rules-based international order, he added.

Pandor,  however,  added that “it is not just South Africa and other African countries that must play a role at seeking peace.’’ (NAN)