Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference following the talks with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Moscow, Russia December 22, 2017 - REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
CAIRO - 8 June 2020: Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during talks via video conference with the foreign ministers of the African Union tripartite group that the subsequent development of the partnership between Russia and Africa would play an important role in world affairs.
Lavrov indicated in his meeting with the foreign ministers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, and South Africa that it was stressed during the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit that the parties will continue to closely cooperate to develop partnerships in all fields and prevent the aggravation of conflicts in Africa as per the principle,"African problems to be resolved by African partners."
"We are convinced that the subsequent strengthening of our partnership in all fields, according to the declaration adopted in Sochi, will play an important role in achieving stability in global and regional affairs," Lavrov said.
The Russian-African summit was held on October 23 and 24, 2019 under the joint chairmanship of the Russian and Egyptian presidents. The summit was attended by representatives all from 54 countries of the continent.