Russian FM Makes Deals, Affirms Old Friendships on Africa Tour

Russia’s foreign minister has signed economic agreements and solidified ties in Zimbabwe, one of five stops on an Africa tour that includes former Soviet client states Mozambique, Ethiopia and Angola. The stated aim of Sergey Lavrov’s trip to old ally Zimbabwe was to reaffirm relations and to ink deals that the Kremlin says will “cement bilateral ties.” Throwing jabs at Tillerson Lavrov signed three cooperation agreements on trade and industry during the Thursday visit to Harare which coincided with his American counterpart’s first trip to the continent this week.  ...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 8 March

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