Please plan your itinerary ahead of time to ensure you arrive at the venue at least 1–1.5 hours before the start of the event you would like to attend.

Schedule at least 30 minutes for security screening.

Access to the plenary session is by special invitation and activated special pass only. An invitation will be sent by email.

1. Collect your special pass

If you are invited to the plenary session, you must obtain a special access card (special pass) in addition to your badge.

Special pass distribution schedule





zone H, 2nd floor, H26

ExpoForum Convention and
Exhibition Centre
(64/1, Peterburgskoye shosse)


27 July





How to obtain a special pass?

The special pass may be collected in person or by a third party (proxy):

Collected in person

You must have with you:

The special pass cannot be issued if the data in your Roscongress personal account is incorrect.

Collected by a third party

Third parties must present the following:


2. Take a PCR test

To enter the venue, you must have with you your activated participant badge.

To access the plenary session, the PCR test must be passed on 26 July from 07:00.

Badges and special passes for venue access are activated according to the results of a PCR test at one of the approved testing centres – Rospotrebnadzor laboratories, specially equipped as part of the Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum.

You do not need to take a PCR test to collect your badge and special pass. You can collect your badge and special pass and then take a PCR test or do it in the reverse order.


3. Leave in advance

Participants will not be able to reach the venue using non-accredited vehicles and taxis.  

During the event, traffic will be restricted on Peterburgskoye shosse along the section from Pulkovskoye shosse to Vitebsky prospekt. Transport passes are required for vehicles to enter restricted areas.

Please plan your itinerary ahead of time to ensure you arrive at the venue at least 1–1.5 hours before the start of the plenary session.

Be sure to book a shuttle to the Forum venue in the Roscongress personal account.

Choose the slots on 27 July from 07:00 to 07:30 when signing up for the shuttles to arrive at 09:00.

Travel time is also affected by inspection procedures at Forum venue entrance checkpoint 1.

“We highly value the results of our joint work at the summit. I am sure the achieved results are creating a good foundation for further deepening the Russia-Africa partnership in the interests of our nations’ prosperity and wellbeing.”

President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin

The Russia–Africa Summit, which is taking place in Sochi on 23–24 October 2019, encapsulates the historically friendly relations between the African continent and the Russian Federation. This Summit carries great significance as it is the first of its kind to emerge during a period of major global and international transformations. In response to the aspirations of the people it is representing, the Summit intends to build a comprehensive framework for expanding Russian–African relations into broader horizons of joint cooperation across different fields.

The African nations and Russia share a common understanding of international relations, based on the principles of respect for the rule of international law, equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of states, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Both sides affirm their commitment to support multilateral actions to oppose new international threats, be they terrorism and extremism in all their forms, or declining growth rates. The two sides share a firm conviction regarding the importance of developing trade flows and supporting mutual investment in such a way as to ensure security, peace and development for the African and Russian people.

African countries have huge potential and opportunities that will allow them, once efforts to streamline their economies have been achieved, to emerge as real global players. In recent years, the nations of this continent have achieved major successes spanning the political, economic, social and administrative spheres. Africa has flourished in terms of growth over the past decade, reaching a continent-wide growth rate of 3.55% in 2018.

The African Union Summit, which was held in Niger in July 2019, continued the efforts of the African countries and saw the African Continental Free Trade Agreement come into force, along with its operational instruments. The agreement is one of the key objectives of Agenda 2063, an African development strategy that has been created to address the African people’s desire for prosperity and decent living standards.

These successes are opening up wide-ranging prospects for cooperation between African countries and the Russian Federation, and confirm the determination of African governments and their people to cooperate with multiple partners in order to establish mutually beneficial relations.

With this in mind, we express our hopes that the Russia–Africa Summit will help in the establishment of constructive strategic relations, based on partnership between two sides across various fields, and in the service of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the African people and their friends in Russia.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Abdelfattah ALSISI