2nd Russia-Africa summit rescheduled for July 27-28-Xinhua

2nd Russia-Africa summit rescheduled for July 27-28

Source: Xinhua| 2023-06-22 02:55:45|Editor: huaxia

ST. PETERSBURG, June 21 (Xinhua) -- The second Russia-Africa summit will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, on July 27-28, according to information posted on the summit's official website.

The event was previously scheduled for July 26-29.

The rescheduling of the summit was purely technical and was caused by the need to correct the program, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Russian media as saying on Wednesday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier said that the summit's agenda will involve such issues as technology transfer, industrial development and critical infrastructure construction on the African continent.

According to the organisers, the Russia-Africa summit is the highest-profile and largest-scale event in Russian-African relations, aimed at fundamentally raising the mutually beneficial partnership to new heights.

The first Russia-Africa summit was held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi in October 2019.