President Omar al-Bashir has confirmed that Khartoum and Moscow have agreed on a programme aimed to boost Sudan’s military capabilities.
In an address to army officers and soldiers in the Red Sea town of Port Sudan, President Bashir said that, the plan is aimed to enable the Sudanese military to counter any threat.
“Sudan has a programme with Russia to develop the Sudanese armed forces in a way that will deter anybody who intends to harm the country”, the official SUNA news agency quoted Bashir.
Bashir’s comments follow his visit to Russia in November last year, where according to Sudanese media he asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “protect” the country from ‘enemies’.
During his trip, Bashir also asked for Moscow’s cooperation in the field of nuclear power, according to media reports