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African Countries Are Our Allies, Including in Defending Principles of UN Charter, Russian FM Says

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 15.05.2024
In March, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Head of the Secretariat of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum, Oleg Ozerov, highlighted that Africa is becoming increasingly important for Russia's foreign policy.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called African nations Russia's political allies, including in protecting the principles of the UN Charter.
"In political terms, African countries are our allies on many items of the international agenda, including the defense of the principles of the UN Charter," Lavrov said during a plenary session of Russia's Federation Council.
Participants wait before a plenary session of the 2nd Russia-Africa Summit and Economic and Humanitarian Forum at the ExpoForum Congress and Exhibition Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, July 27, 2023. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 01.03.2024
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Answering a question about how the agreements of the second Russia-Africa Summit are being implemented, Lavrov noted that relations with the countries of the African continent are developing in a working mode.
He highlighted that the summit resulted in five documents aimed at practical interaction in the fields of investment, trade, creation of new logistics chains, as well as transition to trade in national currencies.
Russia's top diplomat Sergey Lavrov stated in February that Russia is making efforts to increase its diplomatic footprint in Africa and is seeking to broaden its economic and humanitarian ties with the continent, which is poised to be a key player in the developing multipolar world.