Egypt, Russia discuss organizing first “Russia-Africa” summit

Ambassador of Egypt to Russia Ihab Nasr and Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikhail Bogdanov held a briefing session on Saturday with African ambassadors in Moscow, to discuss the arrangements for the first “Russia-Africa” summit, set to be held in Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi on October 24.

Nasr and Bogdanov said that the summit marks a unique event in the history of Russian-African relations, laying the foundation for further development.

During the briefing session, Nasr highlighted the important issues to be discussed in the summit.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, discussing preparations for the African-Russian summit and working towards crystallizing practical results of the summit for the benefit of Africa’s people, in a bid to forge a framework for sustainable partnership and cooperation between Russia and Africa.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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