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On Tuesday, African states' ambassadors met in Moscow with the Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa.
Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, met on Tuesday in Moscow with some ambassadors from African countries who extended their solidarity with the Russian position in light of the Ukrainian conflict.
Congo’s Ambassador in Moscow David Maduka, Ambassador of the Central African Republic Leon Dodonou, Ambassador of Benin to Russia Akambi Andre Okunloloy Biau, and Guinean Ambassador Maju Kake, attended the meeting with Bogdanov, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry's statements.
Talks with the African representatives have been focused on the Ukrainian matter, where they said they agreed with the objectives of the Russian special military operation launched last February 24.
The Foreign Ministry reported that "the ambassadors of African states showed understanding for and solidarity with the principled stance of Russia and the aims of the special military operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass."
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The officials have treated the development of the Russian ties with Africa during the meeting initiated by the ambassadors.
The Ministry said that "they also considered the main tracks of the further development of multi-faceted relations of Russia and Africa based on traditionally friendly relations and equal long-term cooperation, meeting the task of strengthening independence and sovereignty of the African Union member nations."