Putin will hold talks with President of Guinea, alpha Conde

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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will take the President of the Republic of Guinea, current Chairman of the African Union alpha Kondu, who is in Russia on an official visit at the invitation of the Russian leader, reported the press service of the Kremlin.

«During negotiations it is planned to discuss the current state and prospects of development of Russian-Guinean relations, issues of Russia’s cooperation with the African Union, as well as topical international and regional problems, primarily on the African continent», — stated in the message.
The order of friendship

On Wednesday, Putin signed a decree on awarding Konda with the order of Friendship for contribution to development of Russian-Guinean relations, the relevant document published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

«For his great personal contribution to the development of Russian-Guinean relations to award the order of Friendship alpha condé — President of the Republic of Guinea,» — said in the text of the decree.

The country also develop a strong economic partnership. The Russian company RUSAL is the largest foreign investor in the country. Also interest in working on the market of this country show «Almaz-Antey», «Russian Helicopters», «Tyazhpromexport», «Power machines», «tractor plants» and Ruselectronics.

Guinea is a small country in West Africa. Population — 11 million people. Guinea’s exports of bauxite, gold, diamonds, coffee, vegetables and fruits.

Russia has made a significant contribution to the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, pointing to 2014 specialists infectious disease specialists and 150 tons of medical equipment.

The development of economic ties

The first Russian-Guinean business forum, which was held in Moscow, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that Russia supports the implementation of Guinea large-scale joint economic projects, increasing investment and financial cooperation.

According to Bogdanov, the most effective mechanism of partnership of Russia and Guinea remains the intergovernmental Commission on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation.

He noted that «the core importance is cooperation in the mining sphere.» RUSAL works in Guinea for 16 years, with, in addition to production activities, attention to social issues, including the fight against the Ebola virus.

«Thus, some groundwork is already there, need to support its further energetic steps. The emphasis in working together on the economic front, in our opinion, should be on the implementation of large-scale economic projects, finding ways to increase investment and financial cooperation, presence of Russian economic operators in areas such as mining, exploration, energy, infrastructure, transportation, fishing, agriculture», — said the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry.