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We need African countries to gradually distance themselves from Russia

May 26, 2023

In its relations with African countries, Ukraine counts on their distancing from Russia and support for Ukrainian resolutions at the UN General Assembly.


This was announced by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Censor.NET reports citing Liga.

Currently, the head of the diplomatic department is on his second tour of the African continent - he has visited Ethiopia, Morocco, and Rwanda. Commenting on the talks at the headquarters of the African Union, the Foreign Minister emphasized that the union unites all African countries, so "this is an access to the entire continent."

"We agreed that our contacts will no longer be sporadic but will become systematic. Representatives of the relevant ministries in Ukraine will also talk to African commissioners about the points of contact, how we can help Africa, and how Africa can help us. We need political support, including voting for our resolutions in the UN General Assembly. We need these countries to distance themselves from Russia a little bit. It is difficult for them to do this, but there is a positive dynamic here," the minister said.

Kuleba noted that Ukraine will work on this issue both separately with African countries and with the African Union as a whole.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 26/05/2023

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