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Russia wants to restore cooperation with African countries

  • 13 Oct 10:13

Russia is willing to restore cooperation with the African countries but not on the Soviet-era conditions, President Vladimir Putin said at the VTB Capital’s Russia Calling Forum. "We have traditionally had very good, time-tested relations of trust with the countries of the African continent," Putin said. According to Putin, "we used to have very close ties with some countries, in fact it was a strategic partnership." "Certainly, these relations need to be re-established," he said. The president noted that many countries had been "stepping up their activities on the African continent." "Obviously, we would be glad. Read more...