Friday, 28 November 2014

Russia Seeks To Raise Its Profile in Africa

President Vladimir Putin received the letters of credence of 15 new foreign ambassadors to Russia in a ceremony at the Grand Kremlin Palace’s Alexander Hall on November 19 in Moscow.

Putin received letters of credence from the new ambassadors of Djibouti, the Central African Republic, Eritrea, Poland, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ghana, Vietnam, the United States of America, Zambia, Turkey, Tanzania, Hungary, Peru, Nicaragua and Uzbekistan.

In particular, Putin noted that Russia was interested in developing ties with the Republic of Djibouti and is open to cooperation in international affairs and building up contacts in economic and other areas in the interest of strengthening peace and stability on the Horn of Africa.

He said that Russia valued friendly relations with the Central African Republic. “Together with the international community we will continue to assist the transitional government’s efforts to reach political and inter-faith harmony and normalize the difficult humanitarian situation,” he pointed out in his speech. Read More....

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