Let me start by congratulating our Kenyan and all African pals on Africa Day, which celebrates African freedom after centuries of colonial oppression and exploitation.
On today, all of us—Africans and pals of Africa—take inventory of the achievements of the 60-plus years of unbiased sovereign political and financial growth of the continent and likewise look forward to higher perceive what must be improved to speed up the progress within the new geopolitical actuality.
It’s now apparent to everybody that the previous world order based mostly on a neocolonial system of unfair distribution of worldwide wealth for the advantage of the previous colonial powers is crumbling in agony and disgrace and a brand new one based mostly on sovereign equality and equitable cooperation is being born.
The method could also be painful however historical past teaches us that every one progress is all the time painful. Ascension is all the time harder than stagnation and degradation.
However have a look at the fast tectonic modifications happening within the World South. Extra nations are in search of new methods of growth, commerce and finance unbiased from the previous neocolonialist system of dollar-based exploitation and pillage.
A brand new paradigm is being created for worldwide cooperation freed from anyone’s diktat that’s constructed on the agency basis of worldwide regulation and respect for one another’s official pursuits to seek out mutually acceptable options that profit everybody.
Take a look at Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), an progressive format that provides a novel platform for dialogue and decision-making for almost all of the world’s inhabitants producing a lot of the world GDP.
Take a look at the Shanghai Organisation of Cooperation, whose membership grows yearly as extra nations realise that West-dominated establishments have gotten more and more inept and irrelevant due to their incapability to face actuality and take account of the World South’s aspirations.
Continent of the longer term
Africa is the continent of the longer term, whose enormous potential is but to be totally realised regardless of the big successes achieved since independence.
To try this, it could must rethink its function within the worldwide area to develop into extra self-reliant and assertive. Africans have all the pieces to be amongst this century’s drivers of growth and progress. That’s the reason it’s so thrilling to comply with the essential debate that’s unfolding among the many Kenyan public on methods to make the pursuits of Africa higher served by right this moment’s world.
Relaxation assured, my expensive African pals, that Russia will all the time stand by you in solidarity along with your efforts to place African pursuits first. We consider that collectively we are able to construct a greater world, the place the prosperity of some doesn’t come on the expense of the numerous. Keep in mind my nation’s function in releasing Africa from colonialism and serving to the younger unbiased African states to construct their economies and develop their societies.
So, on this Africa Day, please settle for our heartfelt congratulations and finest needs of prosperity, progress and true financial emancipation! And see you on the Russia-Africa Summit in St Petersburg in July.