Russia’s Return to Africa: Interests, Challenges, Prospects. Expert Discussion. Speakers
Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall, Bolshaya Tatarskaya 42, Moscow, Russia

On December 19, at 11:00, the Valdai Discussion Club will host an expert discussion, on the theme “Russia’s Return to Africa: Interests, Challenges, Prospects”.


  • Natalia Zaiser, the Chairperson of the Board of the African Business Initiative;
  • Andrei Maslov, coordinator of the work on the Russia Africa Shared Vision 2030 report, "Integration Expertise" Analytical Center;
  • Oleg Ozerov, Deputy Director of the Africa Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2010-2017)


  • Oleg Barabanov, Programme Director, Valdai Discussion Club.