The date and other details of a Russia-Africa summit are being discussed, Kremlin Aide Yury Ushakov has told reporters.
The sides are planning to hold the summit, Ushakov said.
“We are discussing how and when it should best be organized,” he said.
The planning of the summit is coming despite the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine which began with the Russian invasion on February 24.
President Vladimir Putin’s recent talks with the president of Senegal were of special significance, as the country is presiding at the African Union, Ushakov noted.
Putin met Senegalese President Macky Sall, who is also African Union Chairperson, in Sochi on June 3. Russia has always been on Africa’s side in its fight against colonialism, Putin said, also reminding that the 2019 summit meeting took place in Sochi.