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Second Russia–Africa Summit
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.

African and Russian Diplomats Share Same Views on World Affairs: Ex-Burkina Faso Ambassador

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Statements to the media by Vladimir Putin and Azali Assoumani - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 28.07.2023
The Second Russia-Africa Summit held in St. Petersburg on July 27-28 brought together African heads of state, political leaders, and experts from Russia and Africa to discuss the trajectories of large-scale cooperation between Russia and Africa.
Russian and African Diplomats' vision of the world and understanding of the role of international contacts overlap, Antoine Somda, former Burkina Faso ambassador to Russia (2014-2022), said.
"African and Russian diplomats have similar views on world politics," he noted. "As a rule, Russia and African countries share the same political beliefs, and this is the major factor that unites us."
He added that "Burkina Faso diplomats received all the necessary assistance from the Russian Foreign Ministry during their work in Moscow."
Somda also thanked the Russian government for convening the summit, saying that it is "well underway in a challenging international environment."
 - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 28.07.2023
Second Russia–Africa Summit
Colonialism on Decline as Major Africa's Representatives Came to Russia-Africa Summit: NGO Head
The Second Russia-Africa Summit, which takes place July 27-28, was attended by the interim president of Burkina Faso, Ibrahim Traore.

During his speech at the event, Traore emphasized Russia's great role in liberating the world from Nazism and noted the aspiration of Russia and Africa for "a world free from outside interference."

Earlier in the day at the summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia plans to soon reopen its embassy in Burkina Faso and Equatorial Guinea after a multi-year hiatus.
A day earlier, Putin said that Russia is ready to deliver 25,000-50,000 tons of grain to Burkina Faso, Mali, Eritrea and a number of other African countries for free.