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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.

Mozambique’s Trade Minister Praises Second Russia-Africa Summit

© Sputnik . Alexander Kryazhev / Go to the mediabankSilvino Moreno, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Mozambique
Silvino Moreno, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Mozambique - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 28.07.2023
The minister's remarks came from the margins of the Second Russia-Africa Summit, which is taking place in St. Petersburg on July 27-28 and aims to elaborate trajectories for the comprehensive development of relations between Russia and the African countries, including in the economic field.
The second Russia-Africa Summit held in the Russian city of St. Petersburg is an impressively organized event, bringing together numerous representatives of African nations, Silvino Moreno, Mozambique's Trade Minister told Sputnik Africa.

"It [the summit] is very well organized and congratulations go to Russia for having brought in a lot of African countries. We are impressed with the way it is happening and we are comfortable and happy with the services also," the minister remarked.

According to the minister, trade between Russia and Mozambique "has big potential" and strong entrepreneurs are needed to promote it "in all directions."
"We need to put our companies talking and the entrepreneurs must talk to each other and exchange ideas, exchange services and exchange commodities," Moreno noted.
The cabinet minister added that Mozambique will work together with Russia to launch its fertilizer production.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi before the start of the plenary session of the Second Russia-Africa Summit and Forum at the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Center, July 27, 2023 - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 27.07.2023
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Mozambique President Notes Russia-Africa Summit's Importance, Appreciates Moscow's Position
A day earlier, speaking at the summit, the President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi noted the significance of holding such an event, which confirms Moscow's intention to support for enhancing the role of the African continent in global decision-making process.

The president also reiterated Mozambique's commitment to develop intergovernmental cooperation between Moscow and Maputo, pointing out the "fruitful cooperation between our countries, especially in the defense sector, education, and mining."

In May, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Mozambique, where he announced Russia's readiness to supply Mozambique with military equipment to improve the country's defense potential and assist in the fight against terrorism.