Kinshasa, May 22nd, 2021 (CPA).- The President of the National Assembly, Christophe Mboso discussed on Friday, with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the DRC, Oleg Ozerov, the agenda of the new Russia-Africa summit, during an audience he granted him at the “Palais du Peuple in Kinshasa”.(People’s Palace of Kinshasa) « It is to have the opinion of your leaders and of your State, which is one of the key States in Africa and especially that it assumes the presidency of the African Union and, of course, the opinion of your country is very important to develop the agenda of the new Russia-Africa summit which will take place on the land of the African continent, for the first time in its history”, declared the Russian diplomat.
The two personalities also discussed the place and date of the summit. “At the moment, it’s not yet decided. But we are currently in discussions with the leaders of African countries, to form a consensus opinion on the place and time of this second summit,”he said. During these exchanges, Christophe Mboso and his interlocutor also spoke about parliamentary ties. “There is an opinion according to which it is necessary to activate the exchanges at the parliamentary level.
And I know that the Russian Duma (parliament) and the Senate of our country are ready to develop relations with your Parliament as well as the Parliaments of other African countries. There is the spirit of openness that I have found in Africa and at home in Parliament. It is the same with Russia « , he said, before concluding in these terms: » We believe that it is necessary to develop parliamentary relations at all levels, that is to say that There will be the visit of our parliamentarians and leaders of our two chambers of Parliament in the DRC and other countries. We await the exchange of visits. But at the level of two Parliaments, they have to work out the agenda of their contacts « .
The new Russia-Africa summit, it is recalled, will be held in one or a year and a half, on the African continent. « But, this is a question to be clarified during the discussions with the members of the troika, » said the Russian diplomat. ACP/