Sudan has pledged to build a Russian naval base in the country. The Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in an interview with Sputnik revealed that Sudan will strive to fulfill its commitments in establishing a Russian naval base on the Red Sea coast, according to ANI report. In addition, he revealed that they regularly discuss the matter and will implement the deal.
Sudanese naval base agreement with Russia
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said they are committed to the international agreement, including the creation of the military base which is part of an existing agreement. Sudan’s top military leader added that they continued to discuss the issues and that some faults needed to be corrected. On top of that, he said they will continue to implement the deal in the country. Sudan’s highest military leader
“The creation of this base is part of an existing agreement. We continue to discuss the issue regularly and there are flaws that need to be addressed. We are committed to international agreements and will continue to implement them through to the end. “quoted ANI Sputnik. for quoting Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
Sudanese commander-in-chief appreciates Russia’s military cooperation with the country
In addition, the commander-in-chief of the Sudanese armed forces appreciated the “long-standing and continuous” military cooperation with Russia, according to the ANI report. He said they would support Russia in its relations with Sudan. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan also underlined the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries and the development of the armed forces of Sudan.
“We will fully support this, because Russia is always honest in its relations with us and strives to strengthen cooperation and develop the Sudanese armed forces,” ANI said quoting Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
Earlier in September, a Sudanese military source told Sputnik their country wanted to change the agreement to establish a Russian naval base on the Red Sea coast, reported ANI. The military source had mentioned that Sudan wishes to receive financial aid from Russia on the condition of a five-year lease. However, the Sudanese embassy later denied asking for any economic aid from Russia and called the reports “baseless”. According to AP, the agreement between the two countries allows Russia to establish a naval base with up to 300 Russian troops. In addition, Russia intends to keep up to four navy ships, including nuclear-powered ships, at Port Sudan on the Red Sea. In return, Russia will give Sudan arms and military equipment.