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Putin: Relations with Africa are one of Russia’s priorities

In his meeting with the leader of Zimbabwe, the Russian president emphasized that relations with the African continent are one of Moscow's priorities, and Lavrov, in turn, said: African countries share Russia's desire to create a more just and multipolar world.

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According to the international group Tasnim news agency, Vladimir Putin was quoted by “Novosti” news agency. Last night, during the meeting with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the President of Zimbabwe, the Russian President called relations with the African continent one of the priority areas for this country. He said: “I am very happy to have the opportunity to meet again with I have you on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. I am confident that your presence will be a symbol of the African continent’s interest in developing relations with Russia, and this is certainly one of our priorities.” And now it is also actively developing. Therefore, new forms of interaction were created, including meetings and consultations at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to him, this fall, such an event will be held in Sochi.

Previously, in In late May, Vladimir Putin said that African countries play an important role in finding solutions to problems on the international agenda, and that the African Union is creating mechanisms for collective response to local conflicts and crisis situations.Lavrov: Africa shares Russia’s desire to create a multipolar world

Sergei Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, also responded to a journalist’s question last night on the sidelines of the San International Economic Forum. Petersburg, emphasized that African countries share Russia’s desire to create a more just and multipolar world. The head of the Russian diplomatic service said: This view was expressed both at the first meeting between Africa and Russia in Sochi in 2019 and during the trip. Russian officials have been raised to African countries. He added: “They emphasize that they want to be respected and that the practices of colonialism and neo-colonialism, which are still reflected in the practices of Western countries, are stopped, so that Africa receives the maximum benefit from its richest resources and they are almost free.” According to Lavrov, African countries are now stronger and more determined than before, and one of the African presidents told him during the trip a few days ago that the time has come when every ambassador The West can come and demand something. Also on Thursday, Russian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levin announced during the “Russia-Africa” ​​meeting on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that in 2023 The level of export of agricultural products to African countries has increased significantly and has reached almost 6 billion dollars. Earlier, Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, assessed the prospect of cooperation with Africa as bright and said : In the current situation, the countries of the African continent are grateful to Russia for its help in the struggle for their independence, and they are surpassing each other to develop relations with Moscow.

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