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Next Russia-Africa summit to take place in 2022

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Next Russia-Africa summit to take place in 2022


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The Russia-Africa summit will next take place in 2022. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the meeting will happen on the African continent, RIA Novosti reports.

The decision to hold the summit in two years was made in negotiations with the Foreign Ministers of the African Union countries - the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt and South Africa. The videoconference conversation took place on Wednesday, July 8. An agreement to hold a future summit in one of the African countries was reached last autumn in Sochi, where the previous Russia-Africa summit was held.

The Russia-Africa summit held in Sochi in October 2019 was called by President Vladimir Putin the beginning of a new stage in relations between Russia and the states of the African continent. More than 6,000 people came to the Russian city, representing 104 countries from all over the world. Representatives of fifty-four countries were invited, 43 states were represented at the highest level, more than 120 foreign ministers were present. The participants signed more than fifty agreements worth over 800 billion rubles.

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