Delegations of 12 African countries arrived in Sochi at the economic forum

Delegations from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Guinea, Gabon, South Sudan and Sudan have already arrived in Sochi to participate in the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum, which opens on Wednesday , RIA Novosti was told in the press service of Sochi International Airport.

“According to the data at 15.55 on October 22, 2019, delegations from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Guinea, Gabon, South Sudan arrived at the Sochi International Airport Sudan. All in all, the summit participants are expected to arrive from 47 countries”, – the report said.

At the Sochi airport, delegates are greeted with bread and salt – a girl in a Russian national costume holds a loaf, next to her there is a young man in a Cossack uniform. Meeting officials explain that according to the Russian tradition of hospitality, guests should try a loaf.

The Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum will be held in Sochi on October 23-24. The summit invited the leaders of all 54 states of the continent. The co-chairs of the summit are Russia and Egypt. 

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