Baku. 28 September. REPORT.AZ/ Russia has written off debt of African countries in the amount of over $ 20 billion.
Report informs citing the "Interfax", this was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"As part of the initiative to help the poorest countries with heavy indebtedness, over $ 20 bln in debt of African countries have been written off", - Putin told reporters after talks with the president of Guinea, Alpha Condé.
Moreover, according to Putin, in 2016, Russia has allocated $ 5 mln through the channels of the World Food Organization to support African countries.