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35 African Heads of State, Govt to attend Sochi summit in October  – Diplomat

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A senior diplomat on Wednesday, said that 35 African Heads of State and Government have confirmed  that they will attend the Russia-Africa summit.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov who is responsible for the ties with Africa and the Middle East, in comments carried by the state news agency TASS, said: ‘almost all of them want to come. About 35 leaders have formally confirmed,”

The Kremlin said the summit will focus on the “expansion of the political, economic, technical and cultural cooperation” between Russia and the African continent.

 

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