AECAS and Roscongress to Host Russia-Africa Business Dialogue at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, with Support from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

01.06.2021

Broadcast from SPIEF 2021 official website

1 June, Moscow - The Russia-Africa agenda will form part of the forum, which will bring together guests from across the world for the first time since the pandemic.

The Forum would serve as a milestone in the development of Russian-African relations and mark the next stage in the preparations for the second Russia-Africa summit to be held in 2022.

Health, food security, infrastructure projects, education and science are the most important areas of Russian-African cooperation in the near future.

What agenda will Russia and Africa follow at the 2022 summit? What business strategy will serve both Russian and African interests? What Russian investment projects had already been implemented on the African continent? Are there new mechanisms and instruments for the Russia-Africa partnership being developed?

Representatives of the political and economic communities of Russia and Africa will provide answers to these questions. There will be speakers such as Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexander Saltanov, Chairman of AESSA, Eduard Ngirente, Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda, Rania Almashat, Minister of International Cooperation of Egypt, heads of major Russian companies - Transmashholding, Uralchem, Russian Railways, Afreximbank management and others.

The discussion will be moderated by Irina Abramova, Director of the Institute of Africa, Russian Academy of Sciences.