On October 24, 2019, Sochi hosted the Russia-Africa Summit, co-chaired by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Chairman of the African Union Abdelfattah Sisi.

The Russia-Africa Summit is the first event of such a level in the history of Russian-African relations in which the heads of 45 states of the African continent, official representatives of all 54 African countries, as well as leaders of major regional associations and organizations took part.

From October 23 to 24, 2019, the Russia-Africa Economic Forum was held as part of the Summit.

The Forum was 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.

On October 23, a meeting of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin and President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Vladimir Vladimirovich praised the work of the working group on cooperation in the mineral resource sector under the Russia-Uganda intergovernmental commission: “We are faced with a common task - to develop trade and economic ties and increase the level of trade. In this regard, I consider it useful and I want to note the decision made during the business mission of Russian business circles in Kampala in October 2017 to create a working group on cooperation in the mineral resource sector as part of the intergovernmental commission. With her active participation in April 2018, an agreement was reached on the creation in Uganda of a national system for identifying, evaluating and certifying mineral resource deposits with a future development rollout with Russian assistance from an integrated analytical laboratory with international accreditation. It seems to me that a good and correct task has been set that can create the conditions for the intensification of our work.”

Within the framework of the forum, the conference “Russia - Africa: Science, Education and Innovation for Economic Development” was held, at which Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, spoke. He noted that in the 2nd quarter of 2019, the first stage of the implementation of a scientific and educational initiative for Uganda began, within the framework of which joint work on soil science, crop production and poultry farming is planned together with scientific organizations and universities of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation.

The discussion was attended by Eliode Tumvesigie - Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Uganda.

With the assistance of the working group, a meeting was organized between Minister Elioda Tumvesigiye and Vice-Rector of the Higher School of Economics Ivan Prostakov. The Minister was presented with the latest scientific developments of the Higher School of Economics in the field of space microsatellites. The meeting resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation in the development, construction, assembly, monitoring, launch of space microsatellites and the training of specialists in these professions.

Detailed information on the work of the Summit can be found on the https://summitafrica.ru/, as well as in social networks: