“Unfortunately, it is not about attention, but about the desperate attempts of the “collective West” to preserve its neocolonial empire, which for many years allowed to ignore the sovereignty of African countries, and not only, and continue to rob their population”, said the senior diplomat.
“His goal now is to solve, you could say, existential problems. This can be seen in the tools they use, for the most part “unsportsmanlike”: “laws” on the restriction of Russia’s activities in Africa, sanctions, blocking lists, threats, blackmail,” he added.
According to Bogdanov, Russia builds relations with African countries on the basis of balancing national interests and respects the sovereignty of its partners.
He believes that Russia has something to offer developing countries, and not only in the development of natural resources, but also in energy, agriculture, information technology and the space industry.
Thus, in October 2022, the AngoSat-2 telecommunications satellite built in Russia by order of Angola was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited South Africa, Eswatini, Angola, Eritrea in late January and Mali, Mauritania and Sudan in February. On his business trip, he was preparing for the Russia-Africa summit, which will take place at the end of July in St. Petersburg.