Lavrov: Russia will continue to provide economic assistance to African countries

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MOSCOW, may 31. /TASS/. Russia will continue the implementation of the programme “debt for development” and the application of most favored nation treatment in trade with African countries. This was announced by Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at reception on occasion of Africa Day.

“In the sphere of trade-economic ties, opportunities. Reaffirm interest in the revitalization of the Russian business on the African continent and its connection to the implementation of regional projects in the field of mineral resources development, energy, infrastructure, agriculture, he said. – Continue the implementation of the “debt for development”, the application of most favored nation treatment in trade”.

“We will continue to provide humanitarian assistance, including by the UN and the group of twenty countries of the continent who were victims of conflicts, natural and manmade disasters and pandemic diseases,” – said the foreign Minister.