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Upcoming Russia-Africa Summit a path to elevate existing relations – Russian Ambassador

Addis Ababa, June 27, 2023 (FBC) – The Second Russia-Africa Summit which takes place from July, 26-29 in St. Petersburg, Russia, will boost the existing relations by setting concrete growth directions, Russia’s Ambassador Evgeny Terekhin said.

A two-day Russia-Africa forum on Sustainable Urban Future opened in Addis Ababa today under the theme “Exchange of Experiences and Partnerships for Common Goals.”

Briefing the media after the opening of the forum, Russia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Evgeny Terekhin, said the upcoming Russia-Africa Summit will elevate the Russia and Africa relations.

According to him, economic and humanitarian issues will be the main talking points of the summit.

By the end of the summit, we will set concrete growth directions between Africa and Russia, he added.

“We are going to discuss in practical terms different directions, the development of our economy, education, humanitarian and other spheres of cooperation. And I am sure that this will give us a good opportunity to put fundamentals for further development of this cooperation.”

Commenting about the Russia-Africa forum on Sustainable Urban Future underway, the ambassador stated that it focuses on the day-to-day problems of the cities of our countries and to look for better ways of finding solutions for these problems.

He added, “We are just at the beginning stage, and we have good perspective for the future benefit of inhabitants of the cities.”

Urban and Infrastructure State Minister Fenta Dejen said the forum is crucial as it focuses on the cooperation of Russian and African cities, and sharing of best experiences as well as strengthening cooperation.

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