During the Second Inter-Parliamentary Conference "Russia-Africa"

Putin: Africa will become one of the leaders of the multipolar world order

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia prioritizes cooperation with African countries and will continue to do so.

The Russian president said at the Second Russia-Africa Inter-Parliamentary Conference in Moscow: "I emphasize that our country gives and will continue to give priority to cooperation with African countries."

He also stressed that this is one of the established priorities of Russian foreign policy.

Putin added that Russia would continue to help Africa with electricity and expand its energy systems.

"Large Russian investment projects are being implemented in Africa with the participation of local Russian companies such as Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, Roshedro, Alrosa, Lukoil and many others. We will continue to assist African countries in matters of electricity production."

Putin noted that today Russia is introducing new environmentally friendly technologies in the field of nuclear energy.

"Rosatom is already building a nuclear power plant in Egypt. It plans to expand its participation in the development of national energy systems on the African continent."

Putin stressed that he is convinced that Africa will become one of the leading countries in shaping the world order.

"African countries are constantly increasing their weight and role in world affairs. It asserts itself with increasing confidence in politics and economics. We are convinced that Africa will become one of the leaders of the emerging multipolar world order."

The Russian president noted that there are all objective conditions for this.

"Although African countries still account for only 3% of global GDP, we note that the economies of many of them are growing faster," Putin added.