News: Amidst Western Sanctions, Russia plans to increase number of trade missions in Africa

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Russia is seeking to expand its network of trade missions in Africa amid Western sanctions, Vladimir Padalko, Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry told TASS on Saturday.

According to tass.com, Russia currently, has four trade missions in Africa – in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and South Africa.

He was speaking after a meeting on support of Russian organizations in entering the African market.

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“During the meeting, the participants voiced a proposal to expand the network of trade missions in Africa in the countries, which are priority for trade. It was agreed that the Industry and Trade Ministry would work on this issue together with the Foreign Ministry and the Economic Development Ministry,” he said.

Currently, Russia has four trade missions in Africa – in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and South Africa, Padalko said referring to the data of the Industry and Trade Ministry.

According to him, the Russian expert community sees an opinion that fruits, tea, coffee from the EU countries can be replaced with products from African countries.

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