Russia: Putin meets Ramaphosa and other African leaders at first Russia-Africa summit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin held bilateral talks with leaders of South Africa, Namibia and Ethiopia on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi on Wednesday.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Putin discussed economic cooperation and ways to strengthen trade and investment between the two countries.

Putin also touched upon expanding cooperation in the spheres of energy, transportation and agriculture among others.

Ramaphosa on his part expressed his appreciation for bringing together African countries and utilising the platform of the forum to further develop economic relations by creating investment opportunities for African nations.

President Putin also met with his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, who was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month.

The two-day Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum brings together over 3,000 guests, including 44 presidents and prime ministers of African nations.

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