- Title: Nigerian leader arrives in Sochi
- Date: 22nd October 2019
- Summary: SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 21, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** NIGERIAN PLANE TAXIING ON TARMAC NIGERIAN EMBLEM ON PLANE PLANE ON TARMAC NIGERIA'S PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI WALKING DOWN AIR STEPS, RUSSIAN OFFICIALS GREETING BUHARI BUHARI TASTING TRADITIONAL GREETING BREAD RUSSIAN DELEGATION, WOMAN HOLDING BREAD VARIOUS OF MOTORCADE DRIVING AWAY
- Embargoed: 5th November 2019 07:33
- Keywords: Nigeria Russia Africa Sochi summit Russia Africa forum Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari
- Location: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- City: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B26IPMV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari arrived late on Monday (October 21) to Sochi to take part in Russia-Africa forum.
The Kremlin has said it expects 47 African leaders to converge on the Black Sea city of Sochi for the Oct. 23-24 event, Moscow's first Russia-Africa summit and part of an ambitious push for influence and business in Africa.
For Moscow, the prize is greater political influence on a continent with 54 United Nations member states, sprawling mineral wealth, and potentially lucrative markets for Russian-manufactured weapons.
The world's largest wheat exporter, Russia is also looking to ramp up its supplies of grain and fertiliser to meet demand that is rising in step with Africa's booming population.
(Production: Anton Derbenev)
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