Norms and Values
Russia and South Africa: Is Africa closer than it seems? An Expert Discussion
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
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On January 25 at 3:00 p.m. Moscow time, the Valdai Club hosted an expert discussion on the topic “Russia and South Africa: Is Africa closer than it seems?”

Bilateral relations between Russia and the Republic of South Africa have evolved into a partnership characterised by mutual respect in recent years. Cooperation between the two countries is being implemented on all tracks - both at the official diplomatic level, and through NGOs and in the economic sphere. The countries have great potential for expanding cooperation and the trade turnover. For example, in January, for the first time in 30 years, direct deliveries of fruit from South Africa to Russia by sea resumed.

How can one characterise the current relations between Russia and South Africa? In what areas is cooperation between the two countries most promising? How will Russia's interaction with the African continent as a whole develop? Participants of the expert discussion answered these and other questions.

Working languages: Russian, English.

Information for the media: In order to get accredited for the event, please fill out the form on our website or call +79269307763.

A link to the live broadcast of the discussion will be posted on all online platforms of the Valdai Club: on the websiteTwitterVKontakteTelegram and Zen.