The second Russia-Africa international parliamentary conference will be held in Moscow on March 19-20, 2023. The event is a prelude to the second Russia-Africa Summit scheduled for July 2023 in St. Petersburg.
In March, more than 40 official delegations and leading experts will travel to the Russian capital to participate in this important event. They will discuss with their Russian colleagues current issues on the international parliamentary agenda.
During the conference, panel discussions are planned on the following topics: Western neo-colonialism: how to avoid history repeating itself; parliamentary support for cooperation in science and education; legislative solutions to economic challenges; common security: opportunities and contributions of parliaments.
The discussion with the African parliamentary delegations will take place on March 19 in the form of a breakfast meeting. Representatives of Russian companies will also participate.
A plenary session of the International Parliamentary Conference will be held in the ceremonial hall of the State Duma on March 20. The theme of the meeting is « Russia-Africa in a multipolar world ». This theme was certainly not chosen by chance. Over the last months, we can see that the world is no longer unipolar. Europe and the United States can no longer impose their will on other countries unconditionally. New alliances are emerging and countries are actively seeking mutually beneficial cooperation.
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russia is currently working with its African colleagues on the content of the second summit. Most of the leaders of the participating countries have long since confirmed their attendance and the themes of future events are now being actively developed.
It should be noted that the first Russia-Africa international parliamentary conference was held in Moscow in 2019 and the first summit was held in Sochi in the same year. This summit resulted in many mutually beneficial agreements between Russia and African countries, which have been successfully implemented for the past three years.