The Russian president is due to discuss “Ukraine” with African countries on Friday, during the Russia-Africa summit which begins Thursday in Saint Petersburg.
Exercise in diplomacy for the Russian president. Vladimir Putin is due to discuss the war in Ukraine on Friday with African leaders who will be meeting from Thursday in Saint Petersburg.
“A working lunch is scheduled between Vladimir Putin and a group of African heads of state on Ukraine on July 28,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
According to the Russian presidency, “49 African countries have confirmed their participation” in the second edition of this Russia-Africa summit, after a first in October 2019 in Sochi, on the Black Sea.
A “long speech” from Putin on the expected “new world order”
“More than 50 sessions and round tables” are thus planned for the weekend, can we read in the press release, in particular on themes ranging from economic cooperation to food, via energy, security, but also education and health.
Vladimir Putin must speak during the plenary session. According to his diplomatic adviser, Yuri Ouchakov, quoted by the Russian press agencies, he “will make a long speech” in which he will discuss Russian-African relations and “the formation of a new world order”.
“A final declaration” which “will set out coordinated approaches for the development of Russian-African cooperation” will be “adopted” at the end of the summit, the Kremlin also added on Tuesday.
Source: BFM TV