Russia-Africa relations in the 21st century

On Friday 22 November 2019, the UJ Centre for Africa-China Studies will host a public seminar on ‘Russia-Africa relations in the 21st Century: Renewed Focus and Engagement’.

The main speaker will be H.E. Mr Igorevich Rogachev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho. All welcome.

DATE: Friday 22 November 2019.

TIME: 10h00-12h00.

VENUE: Conference Room 2, STH, Bunting Road Campus, University of Johannesburg,

INVITATION: For a printable invitation, click here.

RSVP: Celiwe Malinga, cacs@uj.ac.ca

BACKGROUND

The first ever Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum was held in Sochi in the Russian Federation on 23–24 October 2019.

Co-chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President and African Union Chairman Abdelfattah Alsisi, it was attended by 43 African heads of state and government as well as representatives of major African regional and sub-regional organisations.

Participants adopted a declaration that spelled out a comprehensive framework for intensified cooperation between Russia and Africa in the political, security, trade and economic, and numerous other fields.

At this timely seminar, H.E Mr Ilya Igorevich Rogachev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa, and local analysts will explore the implications of this milestone event for Africa and South Africa.