Khartoum (Sudan) and Moscow (Russia) are in the process of finalizing a military agreement that will include a Russian naval base on the Sudanese coast; Up to 300 Russian soldiers will be present at the base; Mishustin: The project stems from a mutual desire of Moscow and Khartoum to strengthen and develop military cooperation to increase the defense capacity of both states.
Russia and Sudan are in the final stages of finalizing a bilateral military agreement that will be set in place for a reported 25 years as soon as it’s official. As a result of the agreement, Russia will be establishing its own military base on the Sudanese coast that lines the Red Sea.
At this time, it’s reported that Russia will be able to equip the base with up to 300 soldiers, as well as up to four anchored military ships. Furthermore, Russia’s ships will be allowed to be equipped with nuclear capabilities. Other benefits are included in the agreement.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin released a statement concerning the agreement, stating, “The project stems from a mutual desire of Moscow and Khartoum to strengthen and develop military cooperation to increase the defense capacity of both states. The presence of the Russian naval logistics base in Sudan, which is set for defense purposes, meets with goals of maintaining peace and stability in the region, and not to pose any threat to other countries.”
The deal will be able to be prolonged in 10-year increments should both countries maintain mutual interest.