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Russia and Rwanda are developing military and technical cooperation and both sides are discussing the deliveries of Russian air defense systems, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after negotiations with his Rwandan counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo on Sunday.

“We indeed have fairly good cooperation in the military and technical sphere. The Rwandan security forces, army and law-enforcement agencies operate our helicopters. There are also Ural vehicles used by the army and the security service and a whole bunch of small arms. Now the deliveries of air defense systems are being discussed,” Lavrov said.

As the Russian foreign minister noted, “last year, an inter-governmental commission for military and technical cooperation was set up.”

“It held its first session in Kigali in the autumn of 2017 to map out concrete ways of developing interaction in this sphere. The second session is planned for the autumn of this year in Moscow,” the Russian foreign minister said.

Russia and Rwanda have good prospects for developing cooperation in this sphere, Lavrov noted.

‘We are content with how our military and technical cooperation is developing and it has a good history and good prospects,” the Russian foreign minister said.

‘We agreed to continue our cooperation concerning law-enforcement agencies and special services, first of all, in the fight against terrorism, which, unfortunately, has also taken root on the African continent,” Lavrov said.

Russia and Rwanda are also interested in implementing joint projects for the peaceful use of atomic energy, Lavrov said.

Russia and the African Union are drafting a framework document on cooperation in coming years and an experts’ meeting on this issue is planned, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after negotiations with his Rwandan counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo on Sunday.

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‘We agreed to prepare a political framework document to conceptually lay the foundation for our cooperation in coming years and to concurrently work out several practical projects that can be implemented already in the near future,” the Russian foreign minister said in response to a question about the area of interaction between Russia and the African Union.

“Now a meeting of Russian and African Union experts is being prepared,” he added.

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2018-06-03 17:37

yenkees will not like it. This makes RandA A NOFLY ZONE for USA.

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2018-06-04 12:11
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Coz you think there are no anti-radiation missiles? Or ways to escape radars? When did the last US air strike happened around the great lakes? As we are, they didn’t moved a little finger to stop the genocide in Rwanda! And had the Rwandan govt. had air defences systems, instead of 800k-1M dead, there’s had been 2-2.5 millions as we should have had to land cargo aircraft (we leaded from Russia BTW) 400-500km from the border and do SEAD missions before having armoured columns protected by choppers. You obviously don’t know about Africa! Would you do so, you’d know that… Read more »

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2018-06-04 12:44
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Rwanda is economically booming AFAIK.

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2018-06-04 12:45
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Yankees do not like any arms trade without US tech sold.
Rwanda will not be no fly zone for US.
That is a way out idea.

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2018-06-04 12:16

Last time an air-defence system was used in the region, it was in 1994.
A ManPADS shot down the business-jet with Rwanda and Burundi presidents onboard, it was the event that triggered the Rwanda genocide with the complicity of the govt!
There is no country around with anything looking like an air-force, the only use for it is to blackmail civilian air-traffic…
Does Russia wants to destabilise the region even more?

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2018-06-04 12:46
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Rwanda is a booming hopeful stable country.

Your data are older?

p.s. Do France and the US always claim bad things when others sell arms?