The next Russia-Africa summit will be held in 2022 on the territory of one of the African states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
“We agreed to prepare appropriate proposals that will allow us to start working on the agenda for the next summit, which, as I said, is planned for 2022”, – Lavrov said at a press conference following talks with foreign ministers of the African Union tripartite (DRC, Egypt, SOUTH AFRICA).
As Lavrov noted, in accordance with the agreements that were reached earlier in Sochi, the next summit will be held on the African continent.
The previous Russia-Africa Summit was held in Sochi in October 2019 at the initiative of Russia, chaired by President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. According to Putin, the Russia-Africa summit has opened a new page in Russian relations with the states of the continent. More than 6 thousand delegates from 104 countries gathered in Sochi, including the heads of more than 40 African states and more than 120 foreign ministers.Lavrov says Kiev does not want to confirm the Minsk agreements