Somalia President invited to attend Russia-Africa Summit

Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will be traveling to Russia in October to attend Rusia-Africa submit.

The president received an invitation letter from the Russian president, Vladimir Putin through Russia’s newly appointed ambassador to Somalia.

Mikhail Golovanov who presented his credentials letter on Wednesday has handed the invitation letter to the president.

the Russia-Africa Summit which will be co-chaired by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who also heads the African Union will kick off on 24th October In Sochi.

According to statement Russian Kremlin, this is the first event of this level in the history of Russian-African relations, with the heads of all states of the African continent invited, as well as leaders of major subregional associations and organizations.

At the summit, special attention will be paid to the current state and prospects of Russia’s relations with African countries and to the expansion of the political, economic, technical and cultural cooperation.

It is planned to discuss a wide range of issues on the international agenda, including joint response to new challenges and threats, and strengthening of the regional stability.

At the end of the meeting, the participants are to adopt a political declaration on the key areas of Russian-African cooperation.