The Russian authorities has donated 20,000 tons of fertilizer to Malawi as a part of its efforts to garner diplomatic help from varied African nations.
Russia will give 260,000 tons of fertilizer to nations within the continent, Russian Ambassador to Malawi Nikolai Krasilnikov stated at a handover ceremony Monday on the capital, Lilongwe.
He stated he hopes African leaders will press for the abolition of worldwide sanctions in opposition to Russia once they attend the second Russia-Africa summit to be held in St. Petersburg on the finish of July.
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The Russian producer Uralchem-Ukalkali had produced the fertilizer and made the present to Malawi, stated Dmitry Shornikov, head of the agency’s southern Africa department, who additionally attended the handover.
The fertilizer ought to assist Malawi obtain its targets of considerably boosting its agricultural manufacturing and serving to households develop extra wholesome and nutritious meals, stated Shornikov.
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Malawi’s minister of Agriculture Kawale stated the fertilizer will attain 400,000 farming households and increase their agricultural manufacturing.
Also attending the occasion was a consultant of the United Nations’ World Food Program.
Malawi voted to censure Russia on the United Nations final 12 months for its invasion of Ukraine. More than 15 different African nations abstained from the vote.
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