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Lavrov: Moscow Expects 2nd Russia-Africa Summit to Take Relations to New Level

Tue 24 Jan 2023 | 08:37 AM
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow expects the 2nd Russia-Africa summit to take its relations with the continent to a new level.

In a press conference after his talks with South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor, Lavrov said, "We talked about preparations for the 2nd Russian-African summit, set to be held in St. Petersburg next July."

"We have seen great interest on the part of our South African friends to make sure that the event will result in meaningful agreements," Lavrov added, according to Russia's Tass news agency.

It is worth mentioning that, The first summit, themed "For Peace, Security and Development," was held in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi from October 22 to 24, 2019.