: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian soft power on display at Africa summit


Monitoring Desk

SOCHI: Aboubakary
Guiro, a financial expert from Ivory Coast, is full of hope after attending the
first ever Russia-Africa summit this week in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

“We forget about
Russians when we talk business,” said Guiro, the co-partner of a financial
advisory firm based in Abidjan.

“We think about
the EU-USA-China trio,” he added, pointing to a number of psychological
and language barriers.

“From now on we
will be much more open.”

President Vladimir
Putin pulled off a major feat bringing together delegates of all 54 African
states for the summit on Wednesday and Thursday.

At the close of the
meeting, Putin hailed a “new page” in relations.

“We want to
strengthen economic …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post

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