Kagame calls for mutual benefits in Russia-Africa cooperation

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Kagame calls for mutual benefits in Russia-Africa cooperation

Yanditswe Oct, 25 2019 09:42 AM
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On the second and final day of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi, President Paul Kagame told dignitaries and delegates gathered that cooperation between Africa and Russia presents many opportunities for both sides moving into the future.

During the forum,  discussions centered on Cooperation between Africa and Russia, with mutual respect being emphasized. 

Peace and security on the African Continent was also given much emphasis.

While addressing those gathered, President Paul Kagame emphasized that cooperation between Africa and Russia presents many opportunities for both sides moving into the future.

"Our focus should be on deriving practical results from our cooperation efforts, with clear mutual benefit. Doing so, would indeed represent an important contribution to building an equitable international order and a brighter future for all our peoples," President Kagme said. 

Cooperation agreements were signed between Russia's State Geological Company ROSGEO and Rwanda's Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board and as a result of Rwandan - Russian Cooperation, a Center for Nuclear Science and Technology is to be established in Rwanda, with Nuclear Power to be harnessed for peaceful purposes in different Sectors including Health.

Among the resolutions reached at the Forum, it was decided that a joint meeting is to take place annually bringing together representatives from Africa and Russia in order to maintain ties, an annual consultative meeting between Ministers of Foreign Affairs, boosting trade between the Eurasian Economic Union and Africa and extensive cooperation to boost peace and security.

On Thursday President Kagame also held bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Summit.


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