Another interesting area we want to develop in Africa is the digitalization of agriculture, various digital platforms that we are already successfully applying in Russia. <...> Digital itself is useless unless it comes with infrastructure and with applicable things. Thus, digital is simply an accelerator for us — Dmitry Konyaev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, URALCHEM.
Of course, Africa is no exception in terms of all the global trends that we are seeing around the world today. Mainly, it is a growing population, urbanization, and development of new technologies. It is the development of transport accessibility for both passengers and freight. It is the construction of port infrastructure. In all of these aspects, Russia certainly has all the necessary technologies and competences – as it was put with a certain bitterness, I reckon – to finally go back to these trade, economic and, I emphasize, mainly social relations between our two continents many years later, — Kirill Lipa, General Director, Transmashholding.
After the Sochi summit, all efforts were focused on launching export to Africa. It is not easy, because 30 years after we left the region, we need to enter a competitive environment. This competitive environment has already been integrated into African life, into African legislation, and the conditions that are opening up for Russian business today – they are not quite the same as those for businessmen from France, the European Union, India, or China — Igor Morozov, Member of the Committee for Economy Policy of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.