The African Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club
Corinthia Hotel, 57 Nevsky Prospect, St.Petersburg, Russiag

On July 25, 2023, St. Petersburg hosted the Russian-African Conference of the Valdai Club, titled “Russia and African Countries: Established Traditions of Interaction and Prospects for Cooperation in a New World”. The one-day conference on the eve of the second Russia-Africa summit was held at the Corinthia Hotel, at 57 Nevsky Prospect.

More than 60 people from 14 countries have been invited to participate in the Valdai Club’s first African Conference, including guests from Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Russia, South Africa, South Sudan, and Zambia. Most of the guests are involved in the process of foreign policy planning in their countries. It can be expected, therefore, that the recommendations and results of the Valdai Club conference will have an applied nature and will fall on the table of leaders on the eve of the summit on July 27-28. The Valdai Club Conference actually became the final synchronisation of watches at the expert level in the run-up to the summit.