Dmitry Mazepin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of URALCHEM, JSC and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralkali, PJSC took part in the meeting of the Russia-Africa Business Council under Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The event was timed to the preparation of the economic forum and the Russia-Africa Summit in October of this year.
The meeting was chaired by Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The event was attended by Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade and representatives of the public organizations and big business.
The key topic of the meeting was the development of economic relations between Russia and the African continent. The participants discussed commercial and industrial cooperation, export and nuclear energy in Africa, talked about the difficulties and prospects for the implementation of non-oil projects of Russian companies on the African market and touched also upon the key steps in building relations of a new format after the summit.
Dmitry Mazepin, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of URALCHEM, JSC:
“The food situation in Africa is the most vulnerable point in the system of international economic security. For its successful development, appropriate political, economic and investment conditions should be strengthened. URALCHEM and Uralkali companies view themselves not only as fertilizer suppliers, but also as participants in the transfer of technologies necessary for the creation and maintenance of agricultural projects in African countries. We plan to develop educational projects in collaboration with African agronomic educational institutions to train local farmers in precision farming and adoption of the modern plant nutrition systems”.