RUSSIA-SOMALIA MILITARY COOPERATION, April 21, 2016
Moscow said it ready to fulfill weapon sales request from Somalia as it would do to any other country but the country can only honor such a request once sanctions imposed on the horn of Africa nation are lifted.
According to a senior spokesman of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Russia is ready to satisfy Somalia request for weapons delivery if only sanction imposed are lifted.
On Tuesday, On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Somalia Prime Minister discusses areas the two countries can collaborate among them, strengthening bilateral trade and Somali’s armed forces.
Russia said it ready to consider cooperating with Somalia in military technical field.
The UN Security Council introduced an arms embargo to the troubled Somalia in January 1992. The sanctions were introduced following years of unending civil war. The country currently is now facing another challenge of Al-Shabaab militancy.