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Russia, Africa forge stronger ties ahead of July summit

The first plenary session as part of the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi, Russia, 24 October 2019 (Courtesy)
The first plenary session as part of the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi, Russia, 24 October 2019 (Courtesy)

By Margaret Kalekye

The upcoming Russia-Africa summit to be held next month will promote efforts to strengthen comprehensive and equal cooperation between Russia and African nations.

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The partnerships will cut across all areas of society including politics, security, economic relations, science and technology, and the cultural and humanitarian spheres.

This was disclosed during a conference on bilateral business cooperation held in the capital of the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic on June 6.

Similar forums have been planned to engage African countries ahead of a key summit that will bring together governmental and business officials representing 54 African nations.

The Second Summit and the Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum will be held in St. Petersburg from 26 to 29 July 2023 under the motto ‘Technology and Security for the Sake of Sovereign Development for the Benefit of Humanity’.

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The goal of the event is to promote efforts to strengthen comprehensive and equal cooperation between Russia and African nations across all areas of society including politics, security, economic relations, science and technology, and the cultural and humanitarian spheres.

According to the Trade Representative of Russia in Algeria, Ivan Nalich, the ongoing public discussions taking place as part of the event’s business programme will deal with the most pressing issues on the Russian-African agenda.

The event will include a large-scale exhibition, which will become a key communication platform for demonstrating the achievements and capabilities of the participating countries in the field of economy, science, ecology and culture.

The presentation of the Second Summit Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian forum took place during the business conference in Algeria themed; geopolitical transformation: challenges and Opportunities for Business.

Ivan Nalich, noted during the presentation that the personal participation of Algerian companies’ representatives in the event will give them an opportunity to discuss specific areas of trade, economic and investment cooperation with Russian companies and will promote the growth of trade turnover.

“Furthermore, it will strengthen the partnership between our countries”, he said.

At the same time, Algeria and Russia agreed to deepen their relations to promote the growth of trade turnover.

 

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