The message reads, in part:
“African countries have achieved considerable success in their socioeconomic, scientific, technological and cultural development, and play an important part in building a fair and democratic multipolar world order. Russia values highly the constructive work pursued by the African Union and the African continent’s sub-regional organisations, and supports their efforts to build up their own peacekeeping capability, settle local conflicts and speed up integration processes on the continent.
I am satisfied with the friendly partnership relations that Russia has with African countries. I want to reaffirm our desire to continue developing the political dialogue, build up our mutually advantageous cooperation at both bilateral and multilateral level, and pursue our active involvement in international programmes and projects for assisting Africa’s development.”