“Africa is waiting for a new model of work with Russia, a new plan, a new approach,” Dmitry Veselov, a member of the African International Congress (AIC) organizing committee, told Rossa Primavera News Agency.
The main reason for such expectations is that “all Western countries and not only Western countries, China, for example, work with Africa according to the classic capitalist rules. Some of them follow non-classical ones: they are plundering on a large scale. But China, India, and others mostly prefer the classical way,” the expert noted.
At the same time, according to Dmitry Veselov, Africans remember the Soviet Union, friendly relations with it, including a more humane attitude to people.
“They want a different model. They have had enough of colonialism. Even now, they are fully experiencing ‘all the charms’ of the classical capitalist relations with China, India and other countries. Russia has a huge chance: it has a considerable legacy of relations with Africa. I would even say Russia’s experience is an exceptional one: no one in the world has ever had such relations with Africa as we have,” the expert concluded.
In April, the first African International Congress was held on economic and humanitarian rapprochement between Russia and Africa, which was attended by elite and business representatives from both sides.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency