Yellen welcomes South Africa’s energy transition, steers clear of Russia mention

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By Andrea Shalal and Kopano Gumbi PRETORIA (Reuters) -U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday lauded South Africa’s “bold” participation in the so-called Just Energy Transition Partnership backed by the United States and other Western nations, but steered clear of mentioning U.S. concerns about Pretoria’s planned military drills with China and Russia. Yellen spoke to reporters alongside South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in Pretoria on the third leg of her nearly two-week tour of Africa, and just days after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited South Africa. In p…

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