Africans reciprocating our offer – Russia

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that African countries are reciprocating and are interested in doing business with them.

The Minister travelled to Africa this week majorly to demonstrate Russian commitment to the region.

The Russians also want to up alliances amid the war in Ukraine.

On Sunday, Lavrov visited Egypt, meeting with top officials including Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Arab League Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboulgheit.

Egypt is the world’s biggest importer of wheat, relying heavily on Ukraine and Russia for supplies to feed a population of 100 million.

Lavrov will also travel to Ethiopia, Uganda and the Republic of Congo.

“The Africans are reciprocating. They are interested in having us. We never engaged in teaching them anything, but helped them overcome their problems so that they could live in their country the way they wanted to,” Lavrov told Russian state media in an interview before he started his tour.

He said that unlike the United States of America, Russia is not lecturing Africans to tell them how to run their businesses, adding that the Americans are selfish and only pursue their personal interests.

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