The African International Congress – a permanent platform for the development of business and humanitarian cooperation, public diplomacy, working dialogue of the business community of the African continent, strengthening close cooperation of African countries with Russia and the countries of Eurasia.

African International Congress

Date and Location of the Congress
The second congress will be held on May 28, 2024,
in the city of St. Petersburg, Tchaikovsky St., 46-48
(St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Goals of the Congress

  • Strengthening peace and friendship among nations;
  • Developing business and humanitarian cooperation, as well as public diplomacy;
  • Enhancing trade and economic exchanges, creating an active dialogue within the business communities of African countries, and fostering closer cooperation between African countries, Russia, and Eurasian countries;
  • Promoting expanded contacts in the fields of culture, education, and sports between African countries and Russia.

Congress Organizers

The congress is organized by a committee comprising African public figures, representatives of the diplomatic corps of African countries, leaders in public diplomacy, heads of African diasporas in Russia and the CIS, heads of business associations, international business corporations, and prominent figures in science, culture, and education.
  • Aniset Gabriel Kochofa

    Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee

    Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Benin to the Russian Federation, High Commissioner for International Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Cooperation Organization (EECO), Deputy Secretary-General of EECO

  • Konstantin Petrovich Klimenko-Bogdanov

    Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee

    Rector of the Eurasian International University, Chairman of the Council for International Humanitarian Cooperation and Public Diplomacy, Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the international network "House of Africa"

The Congress is held with the support of

  • The Council for International Humanitarian Cooperation and Public Diplomacy
  • The International Foundation "Afrocom"
  • The Faculty of Diplomacy of the Eurasian International University
  • The "Russia-Africa" online platform
  • The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • The Moscow Association of Entrepreneurs

Strategic Partners

  • The "Afroinvest" Agency
  • The Guild of Financial Managers
  • The Eurasian Exporters Union

  • Bespalov-Finance
  • Universal Innovatin School

  • Asia Invest Consulting


  • Ambassadors of African countries accredited in the Russian Federation
  • Representatives of international organizations (UN, UNESCO, CIS, BRICS)
  • Representatives of international business corporations, entrepreneurs from Russia and Africa
  • Representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rossotrudnichestvo
  • Senators, Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Figures from culture, art, education, and sports
  • 200
    Participants Offline
  • 10 000+
    Participants Online
General Event Program
Participant gathering, coworking, welcome coffee
Business session
14:30 -16:30
Sectional meetings
Coffee break
Final plenary session, photo session
A detailed program will be sent only to registered participants.
Congress Participation Fee
The participation fee includes:
Access to the business sessions of the congress from 11 AM to 6 PM;
Two coffee breaks and lunch;
Handout materials;
Participant certificate.

Registration is open until May 24, 2024

*If the application does not send automatically, please forward it to the official congress email:

Results of the First African International Congress (April 5, 2024, Moscow)

According to the Congress Organizing Committee,
the following projects have been selected for priority implementation:
Opening of the House of Africa in Moscow;
Creation of an electronic encyclopedia "Afroinfo";
Establishment of direct flights between Moscow and the capitals of African states;
Creation of a system for direct bank settlements between Russian and African banks;
Formation of an investment and construction company pool for projects in Africa;
Development of the "African Small Energy" power grid;
Opening of an International African University;
Organization of the "African Village" project in Russia (creating African-style country settlements in the Moscow and Tver regions);
Hosting the "Afrostar" car rally;
Organizing "Russian Cultural Seasons in Africa";
Conducting the Young African Leaders Forum;
Producing Russian-African cinema: a feature film about Patrice Lumumba and films about other African historical figures;
Establishment of the "Afronews" media network

Media Publications on the First African International Congress and AMC Projects

House of Africa to Open in Moscow
Diplomats, businessmen, and representatives of African communities participated in the African International Congress...
Currently, there is no House of Russian Language, Business, and Culture in Africa. Few Russian universities have African student communities...
On July 26, 2023, the Russia-Africa summit was held. It was attended by the heads of African states and the President of the Russian Federation...
Igor Morozov talks to RT
The African International Congress, held on April 5-6 in the Russian capital, has concluded...
The African International Conference brought together delegates from the continent to discuss development of their countries...
Youth Club of the African Youth Congress Established
You can contact the club's board via email at

Photo Report from
the First African International Congress

Moscow, April 18, 2024
Photo report from the opening
of the House of Africa
Grozny, April 27, 2024
Photo report from the opening
of the House of Africa

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