Russia President Congratulates African Governments

President of Russia Vladimir Putin

Addis Ababa, May 25, 2021(walta) – President of Russia Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory message to Heads of State and Government of African Countries on the occasion of African Days.

The president said African countries have achieved remarkable success in the social and economic fields and are playing an increasingly important role in dealing with pressing issues on the international agenda.

The African Union and a number of sub-regional organizations help enhance constructive multilateral cooperation and promote mutually beneficial integration processes.

Putin announced that Russia values the traditionally friendly relations with its African partners, unwaveringly supporting their efforts aimed at resolving local conflicts, countering terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and epidemic diseases, as well as addressing other regional and global security challenges.

He also noted, the Russia – Africa Summit held in Sochi in 2019 allowed us to outline new formats and areas for constructive interstate interaction.

“I am convinced that, building on the agreements reached, we will be able to further expand the network of Russian-African ties – for the benefit of our countries and peoples.”, said Vladimir Putin

According to Russian embassy in Ethiopia the president sincerely wishes strong health and success in Africa state activities, as well as peace and well-being to the citizens of the states”