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African nations self-reliant in solving their own problems – Moscow – RT Africa

Africans themselves know the nature and root causes of instability in their region, says Russian envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia

Russia does not consider it normal that peace and security in Africa depend on irregular aid from other countries, Vassily Nebenzia, the country’s permanent representative to the UN, said on Thursday.

Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the financing of African Union peace support operations, the diplomat said that “Russia supports the position of African countries that effective measures are needed to improve predictability, reliability and flexibility in this area.”

“We believe that it is not normal for peace and security in Africa to depend on irregular aid from States and associations”, he added.

According to Nebenzia, “Africans know better than anyone the true nature and root causes of instability in their region. They have come a long way in building the regional peace and security architecture.

Business journalist Winston Tackie recently told RT that “Deeper cooperation between African states has gone a long way in combating colonialism and stabilizing the region.

African countries are no longer Western colonies – ambassador

“There has been a struggle for African resources, where we have seen a lot of continental countries come into Africa,” he said, noting that Russia, on the other hand, has been a “Key Supporter” to level the playing field.

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