Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrives in Sochi to participate in the Russia-Africa Summit

On 22 October, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, as a consultant to the International Agency for Sovereign Development, arrived in Sochi to participate in the Russia-Africa summit. The Russia-Africa Summit, to be held in Sochi on 23-24 October, will host a record number of African heads of state.

“The event will bring together heads of state and government of 43 African countries, a total of 54 countries.


Forty-three countries will be presented at the highest level; this in itself is a landmark in the history of such international event. 11 countries will be represented at the level of vice presidents, foreign ministers or ambassadors. The summit will be co-chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi,” Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters.

In total, about 10 thousand participants are invited to the forum, which will represent various sectors of the economy. Its programme will include about three dozen business sessions to discuss prospects for the economy development in Africa, strengthening trade relations between our country and African countries. Joint investment projects will be another important topic.