The Russian international minister arrives in Ethiopia within the final a part of the Africa tour

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Ethiopia’s capital on Tuesday for a two-day go to within the remaining leg of his 4-nation Africa tour.

Lavrov additionally visited Egypt, the Republic of Congo and Uganda as a part of his tour geared toward rallying help for sanctions-hit Russia because the battle with Ukraine enters its sixth month.

Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Lavrov was welcomed by Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen.

The Russian international minister is anticipated to fulfill with senior officers from each the Ethiopian authorities and the African Union Commission on Wednesday.

Lavrov’s go to got here on the heels of a Türkiye-brokered take care of Ukraine to take away wheat exports from Ukrainian ports – which have triggered world provide chain issues.

Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, welcomed the settlement signed on July 22 in Istanbul within the presence of UN chief Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The chairman of the fee commends all events for this profitable growth, based on a press release from the African Union.

Since the battle between Russia and Ukraine started in late February, the African Union has remained impartial as a pan-African physique.

In March, 17 African nations abstained from voting on a UN decision condemning Russia for the battle.

In June, Mahamat visited each Moscow and Kiev.

Many African international locations rely on wheat exports from Russia and Ukraine.

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