Russian Foreign Ministry Discusses Preparations and Agenda for Russia–Africa Economic Forum and Summit

В МИД России обсудили ход подготовки и повестку Экономического форума и Саммита Россия – Африка

Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East and African Countries Mikhail Bogdanov and Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Ihab Nasr, as a representative of the country chairing the African Union, held a regular briefing for the African diplomatic corps accredited in Moscow at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting was devoted to preparations for the Russia–Africa Economic Forum and Summit. The briefing was attended by representatives from the Roscongress Foundation.

The Russia–Africa Economic Forum and Summit will be held on 23–24 October in Sochi’s Olympic Park and will be attended by more than 3,000 representatives of African business and high-level delegates from Russia and Africa.

The briefing provided a detailed description of the programme architecture for the upcoming events and also addressed certain organizational and protocol aspects of the stay in Sochi by heads of state and government of African countries and senior representatives of leading inter-African associations.

“The Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum will plot a new course for the development of trade, economic, and diplomatic relations between our countries. I am certain that the events held on the sidelines of this strategically important event will attract attention from around the whole world. That is why the events are being prepared at the highest level with the involvement of all interested parties”, said Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the Russian President and Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee for the Russia–Africa Summit in 2019 and other events in the Russia–Africa format.

The next briefing at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is scheduled for late September 2019.

The architecture of the Russia–Africa Economic Forum programme is available here.