By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Few days after meeting ECOWAS President and African Union boss, Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera and discussed food security in Africa and Russia’s readiness to supply agricultural products and fertilizers.
“In an exchange of views on the issue of food security, Vladimir Putin confirmed Russia’s readiness to contribute to the provision of agricultural products and fertilizers to the African countries,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
Both leaders expressed their intention to enhance political, trade and economic cooperation, including on fuel and energy. “A mutual attitude to intensify cooperation in the political and economic sectors was expressed [by the leaders],” the statement said.
In addition, Putin and his counterpart agreed on the continuation of interaction to strengthen the sovereignty, safety and stability of the CAR.
According to the Kremlin, Touadera expressed gratitude for the manifold assistance provided by Russia to his country, and confirmed the intention to take part in the second Russia-Africa summit, which has been scheduled for the summer of 2023 in St Petersburg.
Earlier, the Central African Republic – among other countries – abstained when voting on the anti Russian resolution in the UN General Assembly, which did not recognize referendums in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Observers from the African nation were also present in September referendums in Russia.