The Kremlin is seeking closer ties with countries in the global South to counter the impact of US and European sanctions.
Russia is trying to expand political and economic relations with African countries. The daughter of the Russian president, Ekaterina Tikhonova, is involved in this. Bloomberg reported this on Wednesday, November 29.
As the publication writes, as part of international cooperation, officials from almost three dozen African countries were invited to Moscow. They are scheduled to arrive in Russia next month.
“Officials from Africa were invited to meet with Russian IT specialists and investors offering digital services aimed at modernizing the management system,” the material said.
The administrator of this project is the Innopraktika center, affiliated with the National Intellectual Development Foundation, whose general director is Putin’s youngest daughter, Ekaterina Tikhonova.
The meeting of African officials in Russia is part of an outreach project called the e-Governance Knowledge Exchange Program, which the foundation launched in July with the Moscow Higher School of Economics.
As Bloomberg points out, Putin is interested in expanding his presence in Africa as the Kremlin seeks closer ties with countries in the global South to counter the impact of US and European sanctions.
President Vladimir Zelensky, in a conversation with African journalists, proposed to hold a summit of the Ukraine-African Union and said that he is ready to go to any African country for this purpose.
Let’s recall that earlier the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Kuleba said that Africa intends not only to buy Ukrainian weapons, but is also interested in hosting the production of Ukrainian weapons on its territory.
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