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Interagency Meeting Held on Preparations for Russia–Africa Format Events in Sochi

22 August 2019
В Москве прошло межведомственное совещание по вопросам подготовки и проведения в Сочи мероприятий  в формате «Россия – Африка»

Two months remain until the RussiaAfrica Summit and Economic Forum. Advisor to the Russian President, Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov took chairmanship in an interagency meeting in Moscow on preparations for the most important strategic events in the context of Russian-African relations.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Russian Presidential Administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Security Service, the Administration of the Krasnodar Territory, Russian Export Center, and the Roscongress Foundation. The participants discussed the status of the venue’s readiness, the preparation of the city and its infrastructure as well as aspects concerning the safety of events and work with participants. They paid particular attention to the invitation campaign and the readiness of hotels to receive official delegations and participants.

Some 9,000 participants are expected to attend events in the RussiaAfrica format, including representatives from African and Russian businesses, official delegations, and journalists. A total of 57 delegations have already confirmed they will participate in the Summit, including 41 leaders of African countries, as well as the heads of sub-regional African organizations. More than 6,500 delegates and guests are expected to attend the RussiaAfrica Economic Forum. The event venue will include facilities at Sochi Olympic Park. About 9,100 rooms have been booked at more than 30 hotels for event participants.

«Preparations for the upcoming events in the RussiaAfrica format are in full swing. The agencies involved are aware of the importance of the upcoming events for the development of Russian-African relations and are making every effort to create a unique platform for the development of multilateral cooperation between our countries», Kobyakov said.

Upon conclusion of the meeting, instructions were given on specific issues and deadlines were set for their implementation.