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Leaders of 47 countries confirm participation in Russia-Africa summit

Some countries will send their representatives to the summit, the Kremlin spokesman said

MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS/. Leaders from 47 countries will take part in the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi next week, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"A total of 47 leaders have confirmed [their participation]," he said, adding that some countries will send their representatives to the summit. "Eight large African integration associations and organizations will take part [in the event] as well."

The Russia-Africa summit co-chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattal el-Sisi will be held in Sochi on October 23-24. The leaders of all 54 states of the continent have been invited to take part in it. An economic forum, which will bring together heads of state, representatives of government agencies, businesses and integration associations, will be held in parallel with the summit.