Russia congratulated the CAR on the occasion of the National Day and increased the number of scholarships for Central African students for the year 2023/24

La porte-parole du ministère des Affaires étrangères, Maria Zakharova

During a press briefing on November 29, Spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova congratulated the CAR on National Day, the 65th anniversary marking the date of proclamation of the Central African Republic (formerly Oubangui-Chari), celebrated on December 1st.

Friendly and warm relations have historically developed between Russia and the Central African Republic. According to Maria Zakharova, Russia considers the Central African Republic as an important partner on the African continent. Confident and meaningful political dialogue is regularly maintained between the two countries at different levels.

In addition, Russia continues to provide comprehensive support for strengthening security and training personnel of the national army, and also helps this African country in the humanitarian field.

The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also spoke about the education sector:

“Taking into account the friendly nature of relations with the Central African Republic and the growing interest of Central Africans in obtaining higher education in Russia, we have increased the number of scholarships for Central African students for the academic year 2023/24 from 8 to 75 places”.

Maria Zakharova also noted that the “Maison Russe” (Russian House) cultural center has existed for several years in Bangui, which offers Russian language courses, as well as cultural events allowing Central Africans to better understand the history and culture of Russia.

Russia congratulates its Central African friends on the occasion of the National Day and expresses its conviction that relations between Moscow and Bangui will continue to strengthen for the benefit of the people of both countries.