• 23 October 2019
    09:10–09:30
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

    The parties are signing an agreement on cooperation in the field of the ise of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Getahun Mekuria Kuma — Minister of Innovation and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Alexey Likhachev — Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM

  • 23 October 2019
    10:00–13:00
    Media work area
    Press centre

    Broadcast

    Plenary session Russia and Africa: Uncovering the Potential for Cooperation

    Address by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
    Address by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

    The access for media representatives to the Plenary session hall is allowed with pool cards. Pool cards will be issued on 23.10.2019 at 8.00-9.30 at the Information desk of the Press centre.

  • 23 October 2019
    13:00–14:00
    Room for speakers and interviews
    Literary halls area

    Meeting

    Field session of the Business Advisory Council for Libya

    A field session of the Business Advisory Council for Libya for discussing promising lines of development of bilateral trade and economic co-operation and possible co-operation and potential mechanisms for resolving the crisis in the country along the lines of the UN Road Map. Representatives of Russia’s expert community and key participants in the inter-Libyan dialogue will take part.


    Moderator:
    Victor Boyarkin — Co-chairman of the Board of the Business Advisory Council for Libya

  • 23 October 2019
    13:00–13:45
    Russian Export Center
    Passage (stand 22)

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    Transmashholding CJSC and Egyptian National Railway

    The parties are signing an additional agreement to the contract for the supply of 1300 wagons for Egypt between Transmashholding Hungary and ENR.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Sergo Kurbanov — Vice-president, Transmashholding CJSC
    Ashraf Raslan — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Egyptian National Railways

  • 23 October 2019
    13:00–13:20
    VR Community
    Exhibition area (stand 14)

    Presentation

    Official opening of the virtual shooting range for the participants of the Russia-Africa Summit

    The official opening of the virtual shooting range with full immersion and the use of weight-sized models of hunting carbines will take place at the VR Community stand (№14) in the exhibition area of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum.
    As part of the Roscongress Sport Club project, a shooting tournament will be held for Forum participants. The results of each player will be recorded in the overall standings. The content of the shooting gallery is decorated in two stylistic decisions and contains two levels: one of them will copy the nature of central Russia, and the other – the ambiance in the African savannah.
    Players will use special models of hunting carbines with wood trim, made in the same stylistic solution with the design of the program part of the Forum.

  • 23 October 2019
    13:10–13:15
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    "Rosgeo" JSC and Ministry of Mining of the Republic of South Sudan

    The parties are signing a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in the creation of a mineral resource management system, including the improvement of the cadastral service and the information center of the Agency and the Ministry of Mineral Resources of the Republic of South Sudan, the search, assessment and development of deposits of ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metals, rare earths and other highly liquid minerals.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Hon. Gabriel Thokuj Deng Amaykway — Minister of Mining of the Republic of South Sudan
    Sergey Gorkov — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, "Rosgeo" JSC

  • 23 October 2019
    13:15–13:20
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    "Rosgeo" JSC and Ministry of mines and hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

    The parties are signing a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in airborne geophysical work, 2D and 3D regional seismic exploration in transit zones and on the deep sea shelf, processing and interpretation of seismic data, engineering and other works.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Sergey Gorkov — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, "Rosgeo" JSC
    H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima — Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

  • 23 October 2019
    13:15–13:35
    PhosAgro
    Exhibition area (stand 2)

    Press briefing

    Media briefing by Andrey Guryev, President of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association and PhosAgro CEO

    PhosAgro’s booth will host a media briefing by Andrey Guryev, President of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association and PhosAgro CEO. PhosAgro is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers.


    Participant:
    Andrey Guryev — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, PhosAgro

  • 23 October 2019
    13:20–13:25
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    "Rosgeo" JSC and Rwanda mines, petroleum and gas board

    The parties are signing an agreement on cooperation in the field of creating a laboratory complex and studying the hydrocarbon potential of Lake Kivu


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Francis Gatare — Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board
    Sergey Gorkov — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, "Rosgeo" JSC

  • 23 October 2019
    13:30–13:45
    Press point
    To the left of the Dostoevsky conference hall

    Press Approach

    Notice on the establishment of the Centre for African Studies of the Higher School of Economics National Research University in partnership with Intexpertise LLC


    Participant:
    Andrey Maslov — Editorial Board Member, Intexpertise LLC

  • 23 October 2019
    14:00–14:30
    Press point
    To the left of the Dostoevsky conference hall

    Press Approach

    Digitalisation of trade between Russia and Africa – potential growth points for manufacturers and exporters in the Russian Federation

    Press approach topics:
    - What are the available opportunities for increasing trade between Russia and the countries of Africa? Which sectors are most promising and what can Russian companies offer partners already today?
    - How can trade digitalisation make the African continent more accessible for Russian businesses and increase goods turnover?


    Participants:
    Ekaterina Dyachenko — Founder, Chief Executive Officer, B2B Export
    Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr. — Founder and CEO, Botho Emerging Markets Group
    Gachao Kiuna — CEO, AquaPower

  • 23 October 2019
    14:00–14:25
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement signing ceremonies

    Roscongress foundation

    Signing of cooperation agreements between Roscongress foundation and:

    The Egyptian Exporters Association — Expolink;
    Investment Promotion Agency of the Republic of the Congo;
    Niger Agency for attracting investments and strategic projects;
    Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority;
    Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso;
    Federal state budgetary institution of science Institute of Africa of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
    Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture;
    Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
    Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
    Mali chamber of Commerce and industry;
    The Confederation of Business Associations of Mozambique.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Irina Abramova — Director, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
    Youssouf Bathily — President, Mali chamber of Commerce and industry
    Zakari Wargo Boubacar — General Director, Niger Agency for attracting investments and strategic projects
    Agostinho Vuma — President, Confederation of Business Associations of the Republic of Mozambique
    Adetokunbo Kayode — President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Paul Koyi — President, Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
    Sibani Mngomezulu — Chief Executive Officer, Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority
    Annick Mongo — General Director, Investment Promotion Agency of the Republic of the Congo
    Richard Ngatia — President, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Mahamadi Savadogo — President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso
    Alexander Stuglev — Chief Executive Officer, The Roscongress Foundation
    Khaled El Mikati — Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Egyptian Exporters Association — Expolink

  • 23 October 2019
    14:30–15:30
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Presentation

    Digital accessibility of African regions through broadband communication


    Participant:
    Yaroslav Elkin — Project manager of Digital Communication Services Development, JSC Satis-TL-94

  • 23 October 2019
    14:30–15:00
    Transmashholding
    Passage (stand 20)

    Agreement signing ceremonies

    Transmashholding CJSC

    Signing memorandums of understanding with:

    Transcontinental infrastructure company limited (TCIC);
    Nigerian Railway Corporation, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Federal Republic of Nigeria;
    Nasarawa State Government.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe — Deputy Governor, Nasarawa State Government, Federative Republic of Nigeria
    Mohammed T. Babakobi — Director of Rail, Transport services, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Kirill Lipa — General Director, Transmashholding
    George Nwangwu — Executive Vice Chairman, TCIC

  • 23 October 2019
    15:00–15:20
    Press point
    To the left of the Dostoevsky conference hall

    Press Approach

    Women Entrepreneur and the way to the successful business

    Encouragement for women to step into the business without fear and be able to sustain it. Life story of successful business started with no capital available at hands.


    Participant:
    Ukkonika Prudence — CEO, K-Roma Ltd

  • 23 October 2019
    15:00–15:20
    Russian Export Center
    Passage (stand 22)

    Press Approach

    Press approach following the results of the Russian Export Center's business program at the Forum Russia-Africa

    Together with the main partner in Africa - Afreximbank, the REC group received the official status of co-organizer of the Russia-Africa forum. Andrei Slepnev, General Director of REC, will tell about the prospects for the development of non-resource-based non-energy exports to the African continent, financial and non-financial export support instruments, signatures and important agreements that took place on the sidelines of the forum.


    Participant:
    Andrey Slepnev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center

  • 23 October 2019
    15:45–16:45
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Press conference

    Libya: causes of the economic crises and solutions


    Participant:
    Abdulhadi Lahweej — General Adviser, CIPBC


    Moderator:
    Stanislav Kudryashov — President, CIPBC; member of Consulting-business board for Libya MFA Russia

  • 23 October 2019
    16:00–16:20
    Press point
    To the left of the Dostoevsky conference hall

    Press Approach

    Press approach following the "Contribution of Nuclear Technologies in the Development of Africa" Plenary session

    The press approach of Alexey Likhachev, Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM at the end of the Plenary Session “The Contribution of Atomic Technologies to the Development of Africa” will be held on the topic “Cooperation of Rosatom State Corporation with the countries of the African continent. Current and future projects.”


    Participant:
    Alexey Likhachev — Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM

  • 23 October 2019
    16:30–16:45
    Roscongress Club
    Exhibition area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    Transmashholding CJSC, Russian Railways JSC, The Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR) and Aenergy S.A.

    Signing memorandum of understanding.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Nikita Gusakov — Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR
    Alexander Misharin — First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
    Jorge Morgado — CEO, Aenergy SA
    Dmitry Pryakhin — General Director, Transmashholding CJSC

  • 23 October 2019
    17:00–18:00
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    Foundation for National Values Protection and Association for free research and international cooperation (AFRIC)

    Signing of a cooperation agreement to exchange the results of research and analytics developed by experts from these structures and organize joint events to discuss current socio-political problems and work out solutions. The signing of the agreement will strengthen professional communications between representatives of the expert community of Russia and African countries and will help to develop cooperation when conducting independent research on the African continent and drafting strategies and proposals based on traditional values and the needs of the population.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Alexander Malkevich — President, Foundation for National Values Protection; Chairman, Commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on Development of the Information Community, Mass Media and Mass Communications
    Jose Matemulane — President, Association for Free Research and International Cooperation

  • 24 October 2019
    10:00–10:30
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    EFKO and United Oil Processing and Packaging

    The parties are signing an agreement of intent on business development in North Africa.


    Honorary Guests of the Ceremony:
    Sergey Levin — Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
    Oksana Luth — Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
    H.E. Amr Nassar — Minister of Trade and Industry of the Arab Republic of Egypt


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Yehia Zakaria Elshafei — CEO, United Oil Processing and Packaging
    Evgeny Lyashenko — CEO, EFKO Group

  • 24 October 2019
    10:45–11:00
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    "Rosgeo" JSC and River Nile State of the Republic of the Sudan

    The parties are signing a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in such priority areas as systematization and optimization of the geological database of the mineral potential of the Nile Province, geological monitoring of the environment, a compilation of models of ore fields and organization of control over the extraction of mineral resources.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Sergey Gorkov — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, "Rosgeo" JSC
    Abdel Mahmoud Hamad Hussein Ajmi — Acting Governor, River Nile State of the Republic of the Sudan

  • 24 October 2019
    11:15–11:30
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and Africa Gold

    Signing of letter of intent to Invest in gold Exploration and Extraction in the Kingdom of Eswatini.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Sergey Bozhko — Chief Executive Officer, Africa Gold
    Manqoba Khumalo — Minister for Commerce Industry and Trade of the Kingdom of Eswatini

  • 24 October 2019
    11:45–12:10
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Press briefing

    “Goznak” JSC briefing: Technologies of trust for identification and currency circulation

    The briefing is dedicated to new technologies for creating systems of reliable identification of citizens and ensuring an economic security of the state due to safe money circulation.
    New technologies and solutions will be presented taking into account the experience of Goznak in the countries of the African continent.


    Participant:
    Arkady Trachuk — General Director, Goznak

  • 24 October 2019
    13:00–14:00

    Building Trust Area

    Roundtable

    Open-talk: traverser le désert

    The Business Priority project will feature an open talk concerning the development of end-to-end technologies in such areas as water supply, water treatment, and alternative sources of fresh water. Representatives of high-tech companies will talk about the industry’s development and the methods used for water extraction and the treatment of water facilities, will analyse the main barriers, and share experience and tips for making a technological breakthrough based on existing technologies.

  • 24 October 2019
    13:15–14:15
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    New Cloud Technologies LLC and Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The parties are signing an agreement on cooperation in the export of Russian software.
    A Q&A session will follow the signing ceremony.


    Honorary Guests of the Ceremony:
    Mikhail Mamonov — Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
    Konstantin Noskov — Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Dmitry Komissarov — Founder and CEO, New Cloud Technologies LLC
    Vidiye Tshipanda Tshimanga — Strategy Advisor to the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • 24 October 2019
    14:45–15:00
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini

    The parties are signing an agreement on mutual protection of the Results of the Intellectual Activity and Intellectual Property protection in the course of bilateral Military-Technical Cooperation.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Grigory Ivliev — Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
    Prince Hlangusemphi — Chief of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Eswatini

  • 24 October 2019
    15:00–15:15
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    PhosAgro PJSC and Kropz PLC.

    Signing a memorandum of understanding.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Andrey Guryev — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, PhosAgro
    Ian Harebottle — Chief Executive Officer, Kropz PLC

  • 24 October 2019
    15:15–15:35
    Press conference hall
    Press centre

    Press conference

    Summing up the results of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum


    Participant:
    Anton Kobyakov — Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee – Executive Secretary

  • 24 October 2019
    15:30–15:55
    Press event hall
    Literary halls area

    Agreement Signing Ceremony

    The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda

    The parties are signing an agreement on cooperation in the construction of the center of nuclear science and technology on the territory of the Republic of Rwanda.


    Representatives of the parties signing the agreement:
    Claver Gatete — Minister of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda
    Alexey Likhachev — Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM

  • 24 October 2019
    15:45–16:30

    Forum plenary hall

    Statement

    Statement by V. Putin and A. Sisi for media

  • 24 October 2019
    16:00–16:20
    Bureau LEGINT
    Exhibition area (stand 6)

    Statement

    Press statement on cooperation between Russia and Zambia


    Participant:
    Joseph Malanji — Foreign Affairs Minister of Zambia

To participants in the Russia–Africa Economic Forum

Ladies and gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you at the opening of the Russia–Africa Economic Forum.

The rich history of relations between Africa and Russia has never seen an event of a similar scale. Members of government agencies and business community, and experts are meeting at this Forum to substantively discuss the current status and prospects of cooperation and a wide range of topical issues of the world economy.

Today, the countries of Africa are well on their way towards social, economic, scientific and technological development, and are playing a significant role in international affairs. They are strengthening mutually beneficial integration processes within the African Union and other regional and sub regional organizations across the continent.

In recent years, the traditionally friendly ties of partnership between Russia and Africa have gained new momentum, both at a bilateral level and in various multilateral formats. In addition to preserving our past experience of successful cooperation, we have also managed to make significant new steps forward. Trade and investment are growing dynamically, and new joint projects are under way in extractive industries, agriculture, healthcare, and education. Russian companies are ready to offer their scientific and technological developments to their African partners, and share their experience of upgrading energy, transport and communications infrastructures.

I hope that the Forum will help identify new areas and forms of cooperation, put forward promising joint initiatives that will bring the collaboration between Russia and Africa to a qualitatively new level and contribute to the development of our economies and the prosperity of our peoples.

I wish the Forum’s participants fruitful work and all the best.

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