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  • Russian authorities are gearing up to hold the second African leaders’ summit in St. Petersburg scheduled for early November 2022.
  • The St. Petersburg meeting will focus on enhancing further constructive cooperation and advancing integration processes.
  • Foreign ministers of Russia and three African countries—the current, future and previous chairpersons of the African Union—will meet for annual consultations.

With high optimism and a desire to strengthen its geopolitical influence, Russian authorities are gearing up to hold the second African leaders’ summit in St. Petersburg scheduled for early November 2022.

The gathering, as expected, will focus on enhancing further constructive cooperation and advancing integration processes within the framework of the African Union and a number of sub-regional structures.

In their first joint declaration, emerging from the Russia-Africa summit, at the initiative of African participants a new dialogue mechanism—the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum—was created.

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  • Official documents show there has been a great interest in the further development of relations between Africa and Russia.
  • Priority areas of economic cooperation in which concrete results could be achieved in the coming years were outlined.
  • 92 agreements, contracts and memoranda of understanding were signed at the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum.

Russia has a long time-tested relationship with Africa. After the first symbolic Russia-Africa summit in the Black Sea city of Sochi on October 23-24, 2019 both Russia and Africa adopted a joint declaration, a comprehensive document that outlines the key objectives and necessary tasks that seek to raise assertively the entire relations to a new qualitative level.

In order to realize this, it requires a complete understanding of the tasks and the emerging challenges, identifying necessary support for new initiatives and, as always reiterated, commitment to dynamic work with Africa.

According to official documents, there has

In late October, the Russian city by the Black Sea, Sochi will host the Russia-Africa Summit, co-chaired by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who also heads the African Union.

This is the first time such an event is being organized with growing interest from Moscow of trade, politics, and development of Africa, amid murmurs from US and allies on the role both Russia and China are playing in Africa.

The announcement which was made by Russia said special attention will be paid to the current state and prospects of Russia’s relations with African countries and to the expansion of the political, economic, technical and cultural cooperation.

Equally, it is planned to discuss a wide range of issues on the international agenda, including joint response to new challenges and threats, and the strengthening of regional stability. “At the …