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Malawi President has arrived in Sochi for Russia-Africa Economic Summit


LILONGWE, (MaraviPost): President Prof. Arthur Peter
Mutharika has arrived in Soche; Russia to attend the first ever Russia-Africa
Economic Summit.

President Mutharika left Malawi through Kamuzu International
Airport for Russia in the morning hours of Monday, 21st October 2019.

Mutharika joins other heads of state and government from
Africa who are to attend the summit.

The Russia-Africa summit is the first of its kind and it has
been organized by the RosCongress.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented
non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international
conventions, exhibitions, and public events.

The Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its
national interests, and strengthening the country’s image Russian President
Putin, will Chair the summit alongside Egyptian President General Abdel FattahSaeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi

Over 40 African Heads of States and over 5000 delegates from
the African Business communities, Diaspora organizations, as well Russian
business entities and Investors are expected to attend the conference.

Upon arrival President Arthur Peter Mutharika was welcomed
by Deputy Mayor of Sochi and His Excellency Michael Kamphambe Nkhoma, the Malawian
Ambassador in Russia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International relations
Hon. Francis Kasaila and Malawians living in Russia.

His Excellency the President participated in the “bread and salt” ceremony at the Airport (In Russian culture, bread is associated with hospitality – bread being the most respected food, whereas salt, is

associated with long friendship.

The summit opens on October 23, 2019 and is expected to last
two days.

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