Russian Foreign Minister to Visit Uganda.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to Uganda, Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Republic of the Congo on July 24-28, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Lavrov’s visit comes ahead of the second Russia-Africa summit, which is expected to take place in Addis Ababa, sometime in October-November 2022. 

During his visit to Uganda, Lavrov will meet president Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe.

in an Op-ed Lavrov revealed that Russia will deliver contractually promised food, fertilizer, energy and other commodities to Africa, despite the difficulties created by Western sanctions.

Lavrov reminded Africans that Russia is not â€śstained with the bloody crimes of colonialism” on the continent, but has instead â€śsincerely supported Africans in their struggle for liberation from colonial oppression,” over the years, including economic, military and educational assistance.

Russia â€śdoes not impose anything on anyone or tell others how to live,” Lavrov argued. â€śWe treat with great respect the sovereignty of the States of Africa, and their inalienable right to determine the path of their development for themselves.”

Moscow’s principle of â€śAfrican solutions to African problems” is in stark contrast to the â€śmaster – slave” logic of the former colonial powers, the Russian diplomat noted.

Relations between Russia and African nations are â€śof an intrinsic value and do not depend on fluctuations in the international environment,” Lavrov pointed out in closing. â€śIt is good to see that our African friends have a similar understanding.”