Denis Sassou-Mesopota: Valeriy Melnikov / RIA Novosti
Russia should take its place in Africa. This statement was made by the President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso, in an interview with TASS.
“We think that in that time, as the people of Africa wants to develop its economy, Russia can establish itself in the world, Russia should take its place in Africa after Russia was involved in the struggle for her release,” — said the politician. He noted that now is the time “to participate in the struggle for the construction of Africa,” and has a lot of work. Sassou Nguesso said that Russia could play a significant role in economic recovery, infrastructure and security of the continent.
11 September 2018, the Guardian noted that the strengthening of Russia in Africa has caught the West by surprise. Newspaper interviewed experts noted that Moscow began to operate more actively in 2018: in particular the continent in the spring was visited by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. We also learned about the direction to the Central African Republic 175 the Russian instructors and the free delivery of arms and equipment.
Then the Russian foreign Minister had visited Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in March for the first time in 2014. At the same time, most of the negotiations ended with declarations of intent.
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