Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Holds Working Meeting on Preparations for Russia–Africa Economic Forum

В МИД России состоялось рабочее совещание о ходе подготовки Экономического форума Россия – Африка

Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East and African Countries Mikhail Bogdanov held a regular working meeting at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow concerning preparations for the Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Roscongress Foundation, Russian Export Center, and the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The meeting participants discussed the details of the programme of the Russia–Africa Economic Forum, the participation of heads of state in relevant programme events and the Forum’s plenary session as well as organizational issues concerning work with Summit participants and delegates.

The Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum will be held 23–24 October at Sochi Olympic Park. More than 3,000 representatives of African business and high-level delegates from Russia and African countries will take part in the Economic Forum.

“Russia and countries of the African continent have great potential to develop relations not only in the political sphere. Business representatives are also maintaining a constructive dialogue. Positive trends are currently being seen in the development of trade and economic relations. On the sidelines of the Summit, we plan to sign a number of interstate and trade agreements, hold a series of business events at which we will discuss issues concerning cooperation in nuclear technology, the development of transport infrastructure, and improving the quality of life on the continent, and also cooperation in humanitarian and educational spheres”, Bogdanov said.

The architecture of the Russia–Africa Economic Forum programme can be found here.