HEAD OF THE TRANSPORT STRATEGY CENTER (TSC) TOOK PART IN THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL FORUM “RUSSIA – AFRICA”« Back
On October 23-24, a major international event took place – the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum, which gathered more than fifty countries and forty heads of state and government.
The forum was attended by representatives of governments’ and ministries’ officials, Russian and African businesses, delegations from Algeria, Botswana, Gabon, Guinea, Djibouti, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan and many other African countries.
The summit was co-chaired by the Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi. The stability, security and development of business cooperation between Russia and the African continent were discussed as part of the summit. The Forum became a strategically important step towards creating the most favorable conditions for the development of trade and economic relations between the Russian Federation and African countries.
Anton Koren, Head of the Transport Strategy Center (TSC) Consortium, took part in the Russia-Africa international forum, where he held meetings with ministries, departments and a number of countries of the African continent’s business entities. The issues of bilateral cooperation on the development of transport infrastructure, as well as investment projects focused on the development of transportation businesses were discussed at the meetings.
Anton Koren noted that “without exception, all African countries show great interest in Russian competencies in transport development projects. Particular attention is paid to the issues related to the establishment of sustainable businesses in this world’s region, the formation of independent operators, professional planning of business and infrastructure, besides, interest is also evidenced in terms of the possibilities of professional structuring, fund raising and funding of investment projects”.