- Title: Putin and African leaders pose for family photo
- Date: 24th October 2019
- Summary: SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 24, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI WALKING TO PODIUM / SHAKE HANDS WITH AFRICAN LEADERS VARIOUS PUTIN, SISI, AFRICAN LEADERS STOOD UP FOR FAMILY PHOTO PHOTOGRAPHERS VARIOUS PUTIN, SISI, AFRICAN LEADERS GATHERED FOR PHOTO PUTIN, SISI, AFRICAN LEADERS WAVING TO PHOTOGRAPHERS VARIOUS OF AFRICAN LEADERS GATHERED FOR PHOTO
- Embargoed: 7th November 2019 08:19
- Keywords: Russia-Africa Summit Summit in Sochi African leaders in Sochi Russia-Africa
- Location: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- City: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2GIYPZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi took pictures on Thursday (October 24) with top officials from over 40 African countries at a summit in Sochi.
The first Russia-Africa summit held between October 22 and 24 is part of a Kremlin drive to win business and restore influence that faded after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, which backed leftist governments and movements across the continent throughout the Cold War.
Speaking before dozens of African heads of state at a two-day summit in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin called for trade with African countries to double over the next four to five years and said Moscow had written off African debts to the tune of over $20 billion.
(Production: Anastasia Adasheva, Anton Derbenev)
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