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Nigeria, Russia sign military cooperation deal

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Nigeria and Russia have signed a brand new military-technical cooperation settlement.

An announcement by the Nigerian Embassy in Russia mentioned the deal offers a authorized framework for the provision, servicing of navy gear, coaching of personnel and expertise switch.

Defence Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.), who led prime navy officers to Russia, signed on behalf of Nigeria.

Dmitry Shugaev, Director of Federal Service for PliIitary-Technical Cooperation signed on behalf of Russia.

Nigerian Ambassador, Prof. Abdullahi Shehu, Chief of Naval Employees, Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo, and representatives from the Military and Air Power had been current.

The signing marks the termination of the 20-year related settlement entered on March 6, 2001.

Shehu defined that the partnership was purely for complementary and mutual advantages.

In 2017 and 2019, Nigeria and Russia signed navy cooperation and commerce agreements.

The 2017 deal permits Nigerian servicemen to be skilled in Russia’s navy academic institutions.

The nations agreed to change peacekeeping expertise on piracy and terrorism.

Within the 2019 accord, the cooperation prolonged from navy collaboration to grease, gasoline, commerce, rail growth, amongst others.

The pact was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit. Nigeria can be in search of the development of nuclear energy.

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