Karelia prepares for Russia-Africa Summit
The Head of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov spoke about the republican preparations for the second summit and the Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum.
According to Artur Parfenchikov, despite the difficult geopolitical situation, Karelia continues to carry out trade and economic cooperation with 17 states of Africa, including Egypt, Madagascar, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Algeria, Morocco, and others. The possibilities of organization of cooperation with the South African province of the Northern Cape are being worked out.
In early March, the region was visited by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uganda to the Russian Federation, Mr. Moses Kizige. Based on the results of the meetings, the Embassy of Uganda intends to assist the Government of Karelia in organizing a business mission of Karelian enterprises to the country in order to create new mutually beneficial joint projects. It is also planned to cooperate in the field of education with Petrozavodsk State University.
“Under the current conditions, when the Western countries have refused to cooperate, we have focused our main efforts on finding new, as well as developing existing, ties with the friendly countries of the African continent, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. We see great prospects here. I am sure that the Russia-Africa Summit will become a good stimulus for further cooperation and will ensure the growth of trade indicators,” the Head of Karelia emphasized.
The Russian regions are actively and consistently preparing for the second summit and the Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum, which will be held in St. Petersburg from July 26 to 29. The plans and tasks set by the first summit and the Russia-Africa Economic Forum are being implemented, and the negotiations on new joint projects are underway with the African countries.
Details on the official website: summitafrica.ru.