Serge Fokas, President of the Centre for Business Development and Cooperation with Russia Foundation (West Africa, Republic of Benin), spoke about the contribution of West African countries to the common cause of peace at the online event of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly on the International Day of Peace.
“I believe that organizations like us and graduates of Soviet and Russian universities should be the tools for developing relations between peoples. Together, we are creating peace between peoples,” - Serge Fokas said.
The Centre for Business Development and Cooperation with Russia in Benin has been operating since 2019. Currently, the Centre’s employees are citizens of Benin, Nigeria, Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The main goal of the Centre is to promote cooperation between Russia and Africa. This year, the Centre has organized Russian language courses for those who want to get higher education in Russia and other countries of Eurasia. The Centre plans to open Representative offices in other African countries as well. A Representative office in Togo (West Africa) has already started its work.
Serge Fokas, President of the Centre for Business Development and Cooperation with Russia Foundation, took this opportunity to address representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo: “We are open to a dialogue and look forward to becoming your representatives on the territory of West Africa in order to jointly develop friendly, partnership relations between our countries for the common good.”
Recall, annually the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly holds events on the International Day of Peace, approved by the UN General Assembly. This year, in the context of the pandemic, the event was held in an online format.