January 3, 2023, 12:48 pm – Public News Service – OSN

The Ambassador of Angola in Russia, Augusto da Silva Cunha, said that the West turned to African countries for resources because of the situation on Ukrainian territory. The diplomat voiced the corresponding point of view in an interview with the RIA Novosti agency.

According to the ambassador, Brussels and Washington are now striving to improve economic relations with Africa.

“I cannot but say about the situation that has become a consequence of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Western countries today are literally fleeing to Africa, including Angola, in order to develop economic cooperation with the region,” the diplomat stressed.

According to him, both sides are aware that there are a number of minerals in African territory. The Ambassador noted that in this regard, Africa is increasingly invited to participate in various forums.

Earlier, Tebogo Fadu, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of South Africa, spoke about the influence of the Soviet Union on African states. According to him, the USSR showed Africa that the legacy of colonialism can be overcome. More about it read in material Public news service.