November 26, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
MOSCOW, Russia – Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of Russia’s Federation Council Viktor Bondarev told TASS that Sudan can become a key player in future interactions between Russia and the Islamic world, and that defense and technology cooperation with the African country will reach new heights.
“It is important for us to strengthen positions in the macro region. Sudan can become one of key intermediaries in further meaningful interaction between Russia and Islamic world,” he said.
“In any case, our cooperation with Sudan in the defense and technology sphere is developing proactively and has almost 50-year history,” Bondarev continued.
“I believe our cooperation will reach a new level now, when Sudan initiates re-equipment of the army. This is evidenced by agreements reached during the meeting of Russia’s defense minister with the leader of Sudan,” Bondarev said.
“I think that our export of arms and materiel to this country will grow. This will meet interests of international security and economic interests,” Bondarev added.