Russia to outline prospects for cooperation at Russia-Africa forum

TASS Russian News Agency | Oct 21, 2019 at 11:29 AM

MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. An exhibition dedicated to promising areas of cooperation between Russia and African countries will take place on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum, the Roscongress Foundation, the event's organizer, said in a statement on Monday.

"The exhibition will incorporate various sectors of the Russian economy -- agriculture, heavy and light engineering, military and civilian equipment, and much more," the statement reads.

"The Russian Export Center is preparing a major exposition. Rosatom will present renewable energy sources. Transmashholding will show off its latest developments in passenger transport to the Forum's guests and participants: the RA-3 two-coach rail bus, which was put into operation in late August 2019; the engine car of the Moscow-2019 train, which was built based on orders from the Moscow Metro; and compartment and non-compartment locomotive-hauled cars built on the principle of a two-car trailer. The stand will feature a virtual reality zone in which visitors can get a tour of the passenger car of the future," Roscongress specified.

"The exhibition will bring together over 30 leading exhibitors in their industries, such as Russian Railways, PhosAgro, United Aircraft Corporation, and Protei, which will present solutions with the highest demand on the foreign market for mobile telecom operators and integrated security systems for the implementation of the Safe City concept, among others," Roscongress pointed out. "The African exhibitors will include the Republic of Djibouti, which will present modern logistics platforms designed to promote the development of Russian--African trade, Kenya, Congo and Royal Air Maroc, the national carrier of Morocco," the statement added.

"The goal of the Russia-Africa Forum exhibition is to show African business promising areas of cooperation in industries that could contribute to economic development and improve living conditions on the continent: transport, agriculture, and mining. The Russian participants will be happy to share their experience and speak about the success stories that their projects have had in the international space," Adviser to the Russian President and Executive Secretary of the Forum's Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov said, as cited in the statement.

Russia-Africa Summit

Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi will host the first-ever Russia-Africa Summit on October 23-24. The leaders of all 54 countries of the continent have been invited to the event, and more than 40 of them have confirmed their participation. Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt will co-chair the summit. An economic forum involving heads of state, state officials, businessmen and regional organizations is set to take place on the summit's sidelines.