Macky Sall – Vladimir Putin: what are the stakes for the go to of the President of the African Union and what did he say to Putin?

  • Mamadou Faye
  • Journalist – BBC Africa

photo credit, AFP

Senegalese President Macky Sall arrived in Russia to meet Vladimir Putin on behalf of the African Union, of which he currently presides.

The Senegalese Head of State met this Friday with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, in southern Russia.

What did Macky Sall say to Vladimir Putin?

Senegalese President and head of the African Union, Macky Sall, told his Russian counterpart that he must take into account the impact that the food shortages caused by the conflict in Ukraine is having on the continent, reports the agency.

AFP quotes President Sall as saying that President Vladimir Putin must “realize that our countries, even if they are far from the theater, [d’action]are economically victims” of the conflict.

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