The RussiaAfrica Summit and Economic Forum, held in Sochi in 2019, broke new ground in international relations. Russia considers cooperation with African countries to be a foreign policy priority. Russian businesses are actively making their way to prospective markets. Logically, the African track has made it to the agendas of the Roscongress Foundations largest events and will be discussed in June at the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Director of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dr. Sc. (Econ) Irina Abramova discusses the measures that should be undertaken for the development of mutually beneficial cooperation.
The agreements reached at the RussiaAfrica Summit and Economic Forum continue to develop in practical ways at the regional level. In December, a delegation from the Moscow Government and the Russian capitals business community visited Morocco, one of Russias main trade and economic partners in Africa. CEO of the ANO Center for the Development of Business Competencies Oleg Gurov took part in the trip and talks about its results.
Watch a video produced by RBC Conferences providing a summary of the recent RussiaAfrica Economic Forum and the Roscongress Foundation Innovation Space.
Chinese experience of economic pragmatism, forged by a deep understanding of the mentality of African countries to which we owe the USSR and the restoration of educational and humanitarian programmes, can become a strong basis for development, promising excellent mutual prospects for Russia-Africa relations. Thats according to one of the participants in the recent RussiaAfrica Economic Forum and financial markets expert Bulad Subanov, CEO of Kolyma Refinery.
In 2019, the Eastern economic forum celebrates its fifth anniversary and the ministry for the development of the Russian far east marks its seventh. Recently the name of the agency has been amended, gaining another important word: arctic. The Russian far east and the arctic zone are becoming global territories of growth on the country s map, a steppingstone for cooperation with the dynamic economies of the Asia‑pacific region. EEF magazine takes a brief look at what has been done in the past few years, and what is planned for the future.