Mohamed Al-Menfi, chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council, has arrived in St. Petersburg to participate in the Russia-Africa summit starting today and tomorrow, Russia’S state-owned news agency TAAS reports.
Upon his arrival to the summit’s venue, Al-Menfi was welcomed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The goal of the event is to “promote efforts to strengthen comprehensive and equal cooperation between Russia and African nations across all areas of society including politics, security, economic relations, science and technology, and the cultural and humanitarian spheres,” according to declaration made on the summit’s website.
The first Russia-Africa Summit was held on 23–24 October 2019 in Sochi, Russia, co-hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. 43 heads of state or government were in attendance.