The foreign Ministry expressed support for the principle of «African problem an African solution»

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photobacteria on the building of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry expressed support for the principle of «African problem an African solution»© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Moscow supports the position of African countries that the continent’s problems should be resolved primarily by Africans themselves, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

«We appreciate the constructive efforts of our African partners in resolving local conflicts and crises. As a permanent member of the UN security Council, Russia makes a tangible contribution to the development of the strategic lines and action in determining the status and mandates of the various peacekeeping operations in Africa,» said Bogdanov, speaking Saturday at the summit on Africa in the International forum «Dialogue of civilizations».

He noted that Moscow «is consistent formulated by Africans themselves of the principle of «African problem an African solution».

«Consistently advocated that the international community respects the views of Africans themselves, acted in line with the initiatives of the African Union and other African regional organizations», — said the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry.

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