Guinea : closeout deals on Russian military equipments

It is the first time Russia and Guinea have signed intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Guinea is interested in the purchase of Russian military equipment, and cooperates with the country on military issues, Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea Ibrahima Kassory Fofana told Sputnik on the sidelines of the Rhodes Forum.

“Absolutely, why not,” the prime minister said, when asked if Guinea would be interested in buying Russian military equipment. Fofana added that Russia and Guinea had a history of cooperation.

“Sixty percent of our soldiers are trained in Russia, 60 percent of military equipment comes from Russia. So by now on the day-to-day basis we are purchasing materials from Russia,” the prime minister added.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and the Guinean prime minister discussed potential cooperation in geological prospecting.

The two countries are already working together on bauxite production, with Russian aluminum company RUSAL owning the development rights to Guinea’s Dian Dian deposit, which is estimated to have a record capacity of 564 million tonnes.

The two-day Dialogue of Civilizations forum began on the Greek island of Rhodes on Friday.

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