By Spy Uganda
HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, several other African Presidents have jetted to Russia for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, that will be hosted in Saint Petersburg later this week.
The Kremlin said Tuesday that in this summit, the leaders will discuss among others matters to do with Ukraine war.
“On July 28, Vladimir Putin is scheduled to have a working lunch with a group of leaders of African states on Ukraine issues,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
The Kremlin said that 49 African countries have confirmed their participation in the summit.
The end of a deal that has allowed Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea to global markets, including Africa, is set to dominate the agenda.
Putin is expected to make a “big statement” at the summit that will address the issue of food and fertilizers, Kremlin foreign policy advisor Yuri Ushakov said in comments carried by Russian news agencies.
“The main attention will be paid to the prospects for the further development of relations between Africa and Russia with an emphasis on our assistance to the national sovereign development of Africans, ensuring fair access to food, fertilizers, modern technologies and energy resources,” Ushakov said.