The first-ever Russia-Africa summit was held in Russia between Wednesday (October 23) and Thursday (October 24). This, according to report was to restore Russia’s partnership with Africa continent since the fall of the Soviet Union. During Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday afternoon departs Abuja with delegates to attend the event along with other African leaders and their delegates.
President Buhari at the meeting venue at sochi,russia.
Prior to the President’s departure, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement on Sunday (October 22) said that the Summit would focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production. In total, 54 African countries were reported to be represented at the Russia-Africa summit.
PHOTOS BELOW SHOWING HIS ARRIVAL AT THE VENUE BELOW
PRESIDENT BUHARI WELCOMED INTO RUSSIA
MR. PRESIDENT CHATTING WITH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS,GEOFREY ONYEAMA OCT,21,2019.
L-R; Minister Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama As President Muhammadu Buhari chat with Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi, Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle on arrival in Sochi, OCT 21 2019. PHOTO: Sunday Aghaeze
Nigerian President exchanging handshakes with Russian president.