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The Second Summit Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum will take place in St. Petersburg from July 27-28.The First Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum was held in the Russian resort city of Sochi in October 2019.

Zimbabwe President to Attend Russia–Africa Summit

© Sputnik . Mikhail Klimentyev / Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin meets with Zimbabwean President E. Mnangagwa
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Zimbabwean President E. Mnangagwa - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 21.07.2023
On July 27-28, Russia will host the second Russia–Africa Summit and Economic and Humanitarian Forum. The summit will take place in St Petersburg. The first Russia–Africa Summit was held October 22-24, 2019, in Sochi.
Zimbabwean Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that the country's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, will attend the Second Russia - Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum, that is set to be held on 27-28 July.
"H.E President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Honourable Dr Frederick Shava and senior government officials," the foreign ministry's statement read
A number of memorandums of understanding and agreements are planned to be signed between two countries within the framework of the summit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Co-Chairman of the Russia-Africa Summit, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (left) at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum between the Government of the Russian Federation and the African Union on the foundations of relations and the Memorandum of Understanding between the EEC and the African Union - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 28.06.2023
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Earlier, Monica Mutsvangwa, Zimbabwe's minister of information, publicity and broadcasting, said in an interview to Sputnik Africa that digitilaization is one of most important issues for Zimbabwe to discuss on the summit.
"From Zimbabwe's point of view, priority issues to be discussed should be digital technologies," the minister said. "And that is very, very interesting to us."
Among other topics on the agenda are medicine, energy - in particular renewable energy - and the development of infrastructure.
The Second Russia-Africa Summit is scheduled for 27-28 July. The aim of the event is to support initiatives aimed at strengthening comprehensive and balanced cooperation between Russia and African countries. Sputnik acts as an information partner of the event.