Arrived in the Russian capital from Poland on October 25 in the early morning, Umaro Sissoco Embaló first met the small Moscow colony of students and Bissau-Guinean nationals, before to be received in the Kremlin by Vladimir Poutine in the early afternoon, for a long interview interspersed with lunch, all one-on-one in the president’s office. For three hours, the two men exchanged, the simultaneous translation of their remarks being transmitted by earpieces.
Russia-Ukraine: Embaló at Putin and Zelensky
“Vladimir Putin explained to me at length his point of view on the war in Ukraine, without ever alluding to the fact that mon country has voted, at the UN, the resolution condemning the annexation referendums in the East”, says Umaro Sissoco Embaló. While the latter mentioned the urgent need to unblock grain and fertilizer exports to the continent, he specified that he did not go to Moscow “as a beggar”, but as “carrying a message peace, on behalf of ECOWAS and Africa”.