Sochi hosting Russia-Africa summit
The Russia-Africa summit has opened in Sochi today. It will be chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
The heads of all the 54 states of the continent were invited there, and 43 of them confirmed their participation.
Eight major African integration associations and organizations are also taking part in the event. The economic forum will be held simultaneously with the summit; state leaders, business representatives and government officials will take part in it, TASS reported.
The gathering is expected to result in the conclusion of trade, economic, and investment deals between Russia and the nations of the African continent.
The Roscongress foundation is the event’s organizer.