Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has arrived in Soche; Russia to attend the first ever Russia-Africa Economic Summit.
President Mutharika left Malawi through Kamuzu International Airport for Russia in the morning hours of Monday, 21st October, 2019.
Mutharika joins other heads of state and government from Africa who are to attend the summit.
The Russia-Africa summit is the first of its kind and it has been organized by the RosCongress.
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions, and public events.
The Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image Russian President Putin, will Chair the summit alongside Egyptian President General Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi
Over 40 African Heads of States and over 5000 delegates from the African Business communities, Diaspora organizations, as well Russian business entities and Investors are expected to attend the conference.
Upon arrival President Mutharika was welcomed by Deputy Mayor of Sochi and His Excellency Michael Kamphambe Nkhoma, the Malawian Ambassador in Russia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International relations Francis Kasaila and Malawians living in Russia.
President Mutharika participated in the “bread and salt” ceremony at the Airport (In Russian culture, bread is associated with hospitality – bread being the most respected food, whereas salt, is associated with long friendship.
The summit opens on October 23, 2019 and is expected to last two days.-MANA