He announced this on the sidelines of the Russia-Islamic World: SummitKazan 2022 forum.

“We feel that it is necessary to strengthen the staff and the central apparatus in the African direction and our embassies.

Let's see how it will be in practice.

We really hope that this will happen, because we have great potential for the development of relations, ”RIA Novosti quotes Ozerov.

He also noted that the strengthening of the composition of embassies in the African direction is especially important in connection with the upcoming Russia-Africa summit.

Earlier it became known that a number of African countries asked Russia for help with the supply of fertilizers and food.