Russia Supports African Union in Establishing Regional Stability – Commissioner

Sputnik: What was the nature of your visit to Russia, and have you signed any agreements with Russian officials during your time here?

Smail Chergui: This is a regular consultation that we undertake at least once every year, but it’s also in preparation of the visit of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the whole Commission by March 2019, for the strategic dialogue [summit] between the Russian Federation and the African Union Commission. During that big visit, we will have to sign a renewed agreement, to really take into account the added actions that we have taken in strengthening the partnership between the two sides.

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