This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, at a panel discussion within the framework of the Defense Industries Forum. transmits “Interfax-Ukraine”
“Africa was one of the largest markets for the sale of Ukrainian military products before the start of a full-scale war. Today, Africa is waiting for the return of Ukrainian companies to this market to sell weapons. For now, of course, this option is closed,” said Kuleba.
According to him, during a conversation with the leader of an African country, he looked him in the eyes and said: “You have already been sent so many weapons, you definitely do not need so much. Maybe share some with us?”. According to Kuleba, Africa has a different perception of our needs.
The second interest that has appeared in Africa is, in fact, placing the production of Ukrainian weapons and ammunition on the territory of Africa.
“This is a new trend,” Kuleba noted. He believes that “the demand for the sale and production of weapons produced in Ukraine will be very high.”
- Recently, the leaders of China and South Africa, Xi Jinping and Cyril Ramaphosa, said that the “conflict” on the territory of Ukraine can only be resolved through dialogue and negotiations. Therefore, they noted that they want to continue to contribute to its political settlement