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The Russia-Africa Summit

It’s the kind of brash outreach expected this week at the second Russia-Africa Summit. Grain supplies are in question. The future of the Wagner military group is, too. It’s a notable time for Russia to host nearly 50 African countries that rely heavily on Moscow for agricultural products and security. It’s not clear how many heads of state will attend.

President Vladimir Putin’s government is under new pressure to show its commitment to a continent of 1.3 billion people that is increasingly assertive on the global stage.

Africa’s 54 nations make up the largest voting bloc at the United Nations and have been more divided than any other region on General Assembly resolutions criticizing Russia’s invasion.

The Economic and Humanitarian Forum, which is being held as part of the Second Russia–Africa Summit, is a unique event in Russian-African relations.

The upcoming Forum is set to diversify the scope and nature of Russian-African cooperation, in turn setting the course of its long-term development.

Public discussions taking place as part of the event’s business programme will deal with the most pressing issues on the Russian-African agenda. Taking into account the full extent of cooperation between Russia and the African nations, which extends beyond economic activity, a decision was taken to expand the 2023 edition of the Forum with a significant humanitarian element.

A wide range of topics including geopolitical stability, citizen safety, global participation, financial security, media trends and infrastructure security, to name just a few, are high-lighted panels.

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