17 Jul 2019 11:59

Leaders of 35 countries confirm participation in Russia-Africa summit - Russian deputy FM

MOSCOW. July 17 (Interfax) - The leaders of 35 African countries have confirmed their participation in the Russia-Africa summit held in Sochi this October, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said.

"Some 35 leaders have officially confirmed their attendance," Bogdanov told journalists.

This number may vary and is most likely to increase near the date of the event itself, he said.

The Russia-Africa summit will be held regularly, once in every two or three years, Bogdanov said.