Lavrov's West Africa Diplomacy: Russia Strengthens Footing Amid Shifting Alliances

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to Guinea highlights Russia's growing influence in Africa amid coups and waning Western alliances. Meeting with Guinea's foreign minister, Lavrov continues efforts to secure support or neutrality from African nations confronted with political instability and shifting military allegiances toward Moscow.


PTI | Conakry | Updated: 03-06-2024 21:43 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 21:43 IST
Lavrov's West Africa Diplomacy: Russia Strengthens Footing Amid Shifting Alliances
Sergey Lavrov
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Guinea on Monday, marking yet another visit to West Africa, a region grappling with coups and increasing disenchantment with traditional allies like France and the United States.

This trip is part of a broader strategy by Russia to garner support or at least neutrality from Africa's 54 nations amid its extensive invasion of Ukraine.

Lavrov's meeting with Guinea's Foreign Minister Morissanda Kouyaté signifies continued bilateral discussions in an era where African countries are realigning their global alliances, often towards Moscow's favor.

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