– Russia will give all support to Mali he said
Russia will continue to provide full support to the Malian people in the fight against terrorism and religious extremism, as well as in the supply of food, industrial products and fertilizers, President of the Republic Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. Federal of Russia.
Putin was speaking at a ceremony presenting the credentials of newly accredited foreign ambassadors to Russia.
During this meeting, the Russian President reiterated Moscow’s desire to deepen mutually beneficial bilateral relations with African countries.
The Russian Head of State, in his opening address, dwelt on the state and prospects of Russia’s relations with Congo, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.
Regarding relations between Russia and Mali, Vladimir Putin first praised the attitude of the Malian leaders for the construction of long-term strategic partnerships and the development of mutually beneficial ties.
“During a long telephone conversation last August with the transitional president Assimi Goïta, we agreed to continue joint efforts in the fight against international terrorism and religious extremism,” he declared.
Putin, however, assured that “Moscow will continue to provide the Malian people with the necessary support, including the supply of essential foodstuffs, fertilizers and manufactured goods”.
In addition, the Russian President announced the continuation of cooperation in the social field and the increase in the number of scholarships for Malian students in Russian universities before congratulating all Malians on the occasion of Independence Day of the country, which will be celebrated this current September 22.
In addition, Vladimir Putin, indicated that “Senegal is also one of the most important partners of the Russian Federation in Africa” while affirming that “diplomatic relations were established 60 years ago, and all these years, our countries have successfully interacted both in politics and in other areas, including the trade and economic sphere”.
“We want the continued development of cooperation with the Democratic Republic of the Congo – in politics, trade, international affairs,” continued President Putin, stressing that “assistance will be provided to Congolese partners with a view to improving the socio-economic situation of the country”.
Regarding Uganda, Putin said that “our political, commercial and economic ties, I am sure, will continue to develop successfully, including in new promising areas, for example, in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes”.
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