In pictures: President Buhari, Kagame, and other African leaders at the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Rwanda's Kagame and Putin at the opening session of Russia-Africa Summit (Twitter/NGRPresident)
  • The 2019 Russia-Africa Economic Summit kicks off in Sochi.
  • African leaders will participate at four different plenary sessions during the summit.
  • They are looking for economic relations, trade, and developmental aids.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders are currently in Sochi Russia, participating at the 2019 Russia-Africa Economic Forum.

The Russia-Africa Economic Forum and Summit kicked off this morning, October 23rd, and will last till 24th October 2019. 

The African leaders will participate at four plenary sessions that will be attended by more than 30 African Heads of State and governments, including the Chairman of the African Union and President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

President Vladimir Putin and Egypt's Abdel Fattah el-Sisi are the chair and co-chair, respectively.

The Nigerian delegation to Russia includes Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Mines and Steel Development, & Minister of State, Petroleum.  

During his opening speech, President Putin pledged to double trade with Africa in 5 years .

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