Sudanese envoy confirms plan to build Russian Navy base in Red Sea

Sudanese envoy confirms plan to build Russian Navy base in Red Sea

A Russian military base will soon arise in the Red Sea following a high-stakes agreement with Sudan.

Mohamed Siraj, Sudan’s Ambassador to Russia, reiterated the plan to build a Russian naval base in one of the world’s most strategic waterways.

The construction of the logistical support center in the Red Sea has been agreed by both nations.

Negotiations are now being finalized, according to the Sudanese ambassador.

The agreement was first signed under the previous administration in 2019.

Delegates from Sudan would travel to Russia in the coming days to talk about military and economic cooperation such as acquisition of weapons and munitions, as well as mining and agricultural projects.

Sudan has been embroiled in a civil war since the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces attacked military bases of the Armed Forces across the country on April 15, 2023.

More than 13,000 people have died, according to the United Nations, while more than 6.7 million were internally displaced and more than two million others had fled the country as refugees, as of April 30, 2024.

The deal with Sudan was sealed more than a year after Syria approved the construction of new military bases to boost the number of Russian troops in the Middle Eastern country.


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