Kagame attends Russia-Africa Summit

On 23 October 2019 at 11:31

President Paul Kagame yesterday arrived in Sochi, Russia where he joined other African Heads of State and Government for the first ever Russia-Africa Summit co-hosted by President Vladimir Putin of Russia together with Egyptian President and serving African Union Chair Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The two-day Russia—Africa Economic Forum to be held on 23–24 October 2019 is expected to attract as many as 10,000 politicians and business leaders from 35 African countries at the Olympic Park Main Media Centre in Sochi.

The official event programme will feature a plenary session, and a range of high-level roundtables and panel discussions, as well as a multitude of opportunities for business contacts.

According to organizers, the Forum is an important and much-anticipated milestone in laying foundations for the promotion and enhancement of trade and economic relations among the economies across the African continent and enabling the diversification and deepening of economic collaboration between Russia and Africa.

The event will be attended by African Heads of State and government officials, leaders of Russian, Eurasian, and international business communities, as well as representatives of governments and economic integration organizations from Africa.
Participation in the Russia—Africa Economic Forum is by invitation only.

Rwanda is among countries with strong relations with Russia.

The recent cabinet meeting approved the Presidential Order determining agreements held in Moscow on 5th December 2018 between Rwanda and Russia on cooperation to use nuclear energy for peace purposes.

Thje technology will be utilized in agriculture, energy and preservation of environment.
In June last year, Kagame was hosted by his counterpart of Russia, Vladimir Putin at his palace and held bilateral talks on both countries’ relations which existed for 56 years and expressed willingness to take it farther.

Rwanda, Russia relations deeply roots on trainings, education, military cooperation, health sector and politics.

Putin yesterday said that his country can support African continent unconditionally unlike Middle-East countries.

Rwanda, Russia relations deeply roots on trainings, education, military cooperation, health sector and politics.