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Representatives of 54 countries will arrive in Sochi for Russia-Africa Summit

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Representatives of 54 countries will arrive in Sochi for Russia-Africa Summit


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Leaders of 43 countries from the African continent will come to the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi, which will be held on October 23-24, RIA Novosti reports. According to Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov, a total of fifty-four countries will be represented, forty-three of them will be represented at the highest level. He noted that this indicator proved how important the forum was.

The president’s assistant added that out of eleven countries, vice presidents, foreign ministers or ambassadors would come to Sochi. It is expected that about ten thousand people will join the forum. Its program will include about three dozen business sessions on the prospects for the development of Africa in the field of economy, the strengthening of trade relations between Russia and African countries and joint investment projects.

Russkiy Mir reported that Vladimir Putin called the Russia-Africa Summit an unprecedented event. The forum will be the first summit, which will bring together leaders from different countries of the African continent and heads of major associations of the region.

Putin expressed hope that guests from Africa will present proposals at the summit that will help promote cooperation. He assured that Moscow also had plans aimed at strengthening ties in all areas with African states.

The Russian leader is convinced that the forum will be a success, because there are all the necessary conditions for this. In his opinion, at the present stage, Russian-African relations are on the rise.

Putin is scheduled to meet with his colleague from Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. They will discuss the implementation of major joint projects. Moscow and Cairo will declare next year the Year of Humanitarian Cooperation.

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