Demetris Halios president and CEO of Halios Capital has attended the Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum, which took place this year under the slogan 'For Peace, Security and Development'.
All 54 African states were represented officially at the Russia–Africa Summit, 45 of which were represented by their heads of state. At the Summit a final declaration was adopted by the participants. The document outlines a set of goals and objectives for the further development of Russian-African cooperation in politics, security, the economy, science, technology, culture and humanitarian fields.
The main programme of the Forum included over 30 events covering the development of trade and economic relations, existing and potential joint projects in the oil and gas sector and agribusiness, the creation of transport infrastructure, construction, and nuclear energy.
The Russia–Africa Economic Forum was attended by more than 6,000 participants and media representatives from Russia and 104 foreign countries and territories. Among the participants were over 1,100 representatives of international business, around 1,400 representatives of Russian business, over 1,900 members of official foreign delegations and over 300 Russian delegation members.
92 agreements, contracts and memoranda of understanding were signed at the Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum. Documents worth a total of more than RUB 1 trillion were signed, excluding agreements whose value is a trade secret.