In a letter sent to FBC via Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa, President Vladimir Putin has congratulated heads of states and governments of African countries on the occasion of Africa Day 2021.
Africa Day has become the symbol of victory of the peoples of your continent over colonialism and their aspirations for independence, peace and prosperity, he said.
President Vladimir Putin underlined that African countries have achieved remarkable success in the social and economic fields and are playing an increasingly important role in dealing with pressing issues on the international agenda.
The African Union and a number of sub-regional organizations help enhance constructive multilateral cooperation and promote mutually beneficial integration processes, he underscored.
He reiterated that Russia values the traditionally friendly relations with its African partners, unwaveringly supporting their efforts aimed at resolving local conflicts, countering terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and epidemic diseases, as well as addressing other regional and global security challenges.
“The Russia – Africa Summit held in Sochi in 2019 allowed us to outline new formats and areas for constructive interstate interaction. I am convinced that, building on the agreements reached, we will be able to further expand the network of Russian-African ties – for the benefit of our countries and peoples” President Vladimir Putin noted.
Finally, the President said “I sincerely wish you strong health and success in your state activities, as well as peace and well-being to the citizens of your states”