Africa is turning to Russia for solutions to its energy crisis, according to Ivan Vangu Ngimbi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s ambassador to Russia. Speaking at the ‘Russian Energy Week’ forum, Ngimbi highlighted that the world is facing three major crises in the future, including those related to food, climate, and energy. He expressed Africa’s interest in attending the forum to gain insights into the development of energy sovereignty and security.
Ngimbi acknowledged that the energy crisis is mainly due to a small part of the world monopolizing resources, making others suffer. Western countries that dominate the energy market and set conditions for energy flows were specifically identified as the culprit. However, he expressed hope that major strategies and projects are being developed to ensure energy accessibility, with many of them taking root in Russia.
The ambassador emphasized the importance of the forum as it provides unique business opportunities for African countries to create their own energy facilities in the future. Ngimbi stated that new technologies are being developed and Africa would like to utilize them for the benefit of its countries.
The ‘Russian Energy Week’ forum, now in its sixth year, aims to discuss the formation of global prices for energy supplies and raw materials, the development of the global oil industry, climate change, and the use of digital technologies in the fuel and energy sector. With over 4,000 attendees from more than 60 countries, the forum serves as a platform for exchanging ideas and exploring potential solutions to the energy crisis.
Ngimbi’s comments demonstrate Africa’s recognition of Russia as a reliable source of information and technologies to address the energy crisis. By attending the forum, African countries seek to learn about the objectives, major projects, and strategies that can be adopted to improve energy access and security.
In conclusion, the African continent is actively seeking solutions to its energy crisis and finds Moscow to be a valuable resource. By attending the ‘Russian Energy Week’ forum, African countries hope to gain insights, learn about major projects, and explore new technologies that can be utilized for their benefit. This exchange of knowledge and ideas presents unique business opportunities for African nations to develop their energy facilities, ultimately contributing to energy sovereignty and security in the region.