Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba will visit the African continent for the third time against the backdrop of the worsening global food crisis after Russia's withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
On July 23-24, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will start his tour with a visit to Equatorial Guinea. The visit will be the first in the history of diplomatic relations.
In Malabo, Dmytro Kuleba will hold talks with the country’s leadership on the development of bilateral relations, increasing the volume of trade, ensuring food security in Africa and supporting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Peace Formula.
In January 2022 Ukraine approved the African strategy. Within the framework of the strategy the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and parliamentary diplomacy significantly intensified contacts with African countries. The first African tour of the head of the MFA of Ukraine took place in October 2022 (Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Kenya), and the second - in May 2023 (Morocco, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mozambique and Nigeria).
The development of relations with African countries strengthens the global coalition in support of Ukraine against the background of Russian aggression and creates new opportunities for Ukrainian businesses and citizens. Dmytro Kuleba's third African tour is a continuation of the African Strategy and the renaissance of Ukrainian-African relations.