Lavrov begins a five-day tour of Africa

Today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov begins a five-day tour of African countries, during which he will pay working visits to Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Republic of the Congo.

During the visit, Lavrov plans to discuss the international and regional agenda and bilateral cooperation.

Lavrov said in an exclusive interview with Novosti and RT that Russia has long and good relations with Africa, dating back to the Soviet Union, adding that Moscow has been actively working to restore its position on the continent in recent years, noting that this approach shared by African countries.

This visit coincides with an important and long-awaited event for the region, when “an agreement on food supplies” was reached in Istanbul on the last day.

Documents were signed on lifting restrictions on the supply of Russian food products, as well as on Russia’s cooperation in the export of Ukrainian grain.

Source: RIA Novosti

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