25 October 201911:50

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Permanent Secretary of the Sahel G-5 countries Maman Sambo Sidikou


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On October 24, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov had a meeting with the Permanent Secretary of the Sahel G-5 countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad), Maman Sambo Sidikou, who was taking part in the Russia-Africa Summit. The two diplomats reaffirmed their mutual resolve to develop constructive interaction between Russia and this African subregional association, and discussed a range of issues related to the efforts taken by the African Union and international community to resolutely counteract terrorist groups that are active in the region, such as ISIS, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Boko Haram and Al-Shabab, as well as the extremist groups affiliated with them.

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