MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. The participants of the second Russia-Africa summit to be held in St. Petersburg plan to adopt a political declaration and a joint action plan, Oleg Ozerov, Russian Ambassador-at-Large, Head of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum Secretariat, said.
"We’ve already discussed a political declaration, we also intend to discuss its content with all African countries. This will be our joint document that reflects our common interests. And we are sure that we will be able to agree on it. The second document will be our joint action plan. We’ve already prepared and coordinated with the African Union a joint action plan, it is ready for signing," he said at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs’ international forum ‘Russia-Africa: Cooperation as a path to sustainable development’.
Ozerov also expressed hope that the summit would address the issue of the development of relations between the Eurasian Economic Union and regional African organizations.
The diplomat pointed out that the key task for Moscow was to strengthen the sovereignty of African states. According to him, Moscow is "the beacon of sovereignty". "We’ve ensured our sovereignty and we are ready to help others precisely to move to a new model of international relations, to equal cooperation in a multipolar world. I think our interests coincide with those of the African states, and we will continue to work together to achieve concrete results," he concluded.
The second summit and economic forum Russia-Africa are due on July 26-29 in St. Petersburg. The first summit was held in Sochi on October 22-24, 2019 under the motto For Peace, Security and Development.