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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.

Kremlin Says Russia Intends to Hold Third Russia-Africa Summit

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Flags of the countries-participants of the second Russia-Africa Summit in St. Petersburg. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 28.07.2023
The second Russia-Africa Summit is being held in St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital, on July 27-28. The first day of the event featured speeches of the Russian president, African leaders and prominent political figures on the prospects of Russia-Africa cooperation.
Russia intends to hold a third such meeting following the second Russia-Africa Summit, but the dates have not yet been set, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

"Sure, there are [such plans]," Peskov said when asked if Moscow had plans for the next Russia-Africa summit.

Speaking about the possibility of holding a third summit, the Kremlin spokesman noted that it "has not yet been precisely determined." However, cooperation between Russia and African countries is developing rapidly, and it's only a matter of time when the countries will decide to convene again.
"But it is obvious that the pace of development of our cooperation will lead us one way or another to an early determination of the dates for the next summit," he stated.
The second Russia-Africa Summit and Economic and Humanitarian Forum is taking place in the Russian city of St. Petersburg from July 27-28. Sputnik is an official media partner of the event.
 Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the plenary session of the II 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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Addressing the participants of the summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that Africa is becoming a new center of power, and this has become an objective reality. According to the president, Russia is "sincerely interested" in further deepening of trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation with all African countries.
The First Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum was held on October 23-24, 2019, in the Russian resort city of Sochi under the motto "For Peace, Security and Development". During the historic event, the participants identified priority areas of economic cooperation where concrete results could be achieved in the coming years.