The Economic and Humanitarian Forum Russia–Africa Summit is a unique event in Russian-African relations.
The upcoming Forum is set to diversify the scope and nature of Russian-African cooperation, in turn setting the course of its long-term development.
Public discussions taking place as part of the event’s business programme will deal with the most pressing issues on the Russian-African agenda. Taking into account the full extent of cooperation between Russia and the African nations, which extends beyond economic activity, a decision was taken to expand the 2023 edition of the Forum with a significant humanitarian element.
The event will include a large-scale exhibition and a platform for holding business meetings.
History of the Russia–Africa Economic Forum
In 2019 Sochi hosted the Russia–Africa Economic Forum alongside the Summit.
The Forum was attended by African heads of state, representatives of Russian, African, and international business and government agencies, and representatives of African integration associations.
The Forum was a strategically important step towards creating favourable conditions for the development of trade and economic relations between Russia and Africa and also helped diversify the forms and areas of Russian-African cooperation.
A significant set of trade, economic, and investment agreements was signed following the conclusion of the Forum.