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Chief of the General Staff, Emad al-Din Adawi addresses Sudanese Navy soldiers participating in a military exercice on the Red Sea on 11 Oct 2017 (SUNA photo)

January 12, 2019 (KHARTOUM) The Sudanese parliament said a draft military agreement signed between Sudan and Russia would pave the road for the latter to build a military base on the Red Sea coast in the future.

In an interview with Sputnik News Service, head of the parliamentary subcommittee on Defence, Security and Public Order, Al-Hadi Adam Musa, described the draft agreement between the two sides to facilitate entry of Russian and Sudanese warships to the ports of the two nations as a step forward towards establishing strategic relations.

He stressed that Sudan, like other countries in the region, has the right to allow the establishment of Russian military bases in its territory.

Musa pointed out that several countries in the region have allowed foreign countries to build military bases in their territories, saying however the Sudanese-Russian agreement has yet to reach that level.

Last Wednesday, Russia’s legal information portal website reported that the Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev has approved a draft agreement with Sudan on facilitating the entry of warships to the ports of the two countries.

The draft agreement pertains to facilitating the entry procedures for warships to Russian and Sudanese ports but doesn’t provide for the building of a military base in Sudan.

According to the draft agreement, “the entry of warships shall be made after notification has been given not later than seven working days prior to the scheduled date of entry”.

The draft document stressed that “within the framework of the Agreement, no more than seven warships can be present simultaneously, in the territorial sea, inland waters and ports of the receiving State”.

During a visit to Moscow last year to attend the 2018 World Cup Final, the Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Both leaders pledged to promote military cooperation in the near future.

The two leaders last met in November 2017 in the Russian city of Sochi, with both expressing a desire to enhance military ties.

While in Russia in November 2017, al-Bashir offered to construct an airbase for Russia on the Red Sea coast and to re-equip the Sudanese army with the Russian weapons including SU-30 fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles.

Russia is seen as a major ally of the government of al-Bashir that faces isolation from the West. However, economic cooperation between the two countries has remained very low, with a trade balance that does not exceed $400 million.

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  • 13 January 07:59, by Pakuai

    Well it is up to North Sudan to let Russia have a base in Red Sea port if they so wish. After all the US, France and China have bases in Djibouti & Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Baharain. The UK, Russia and UAE are courting Somaliland to have their bases be opened there>>>

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    • 13 January 08:08, by Pakuai

      On the other hand, the UK already has an army base in central Kenya town of Nanyuki and Laikipia on the guise of the so-called "training in the tropics" Good luck to the evils with their Kenyans fools. Even here in South Sudan, the evils are playing games that they are here in our country on the pretext>>>

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      • 13 January 08:18, by Pakuai

        of their so-called peacekeeping, humitarian aid, donations, human rights and build our roads. Good luck to the evils. Who says we want the evils white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called Israelis), their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan and their gulf Arab states financiers cheap and dirty intrigues in our country? Who really says?>>

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        • 13 January 08:30, by Pakuai

          We have been informing all our traitors, foreign puppets/stooges, thieves and fools that their evils the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus (so-called israel), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan and their gulf Arabs states paymasters covet our country>>>

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          • 13 January 08:41, by Pakuai

            And our people to death. But the losers, traitors and foreign puppets/stooges often smile foolishly and call thselves PhDs doctors. Doctorates which have been utterly challenged. The evils think, that they again have anything to with our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, the evils we hate to death?>>>

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            • 13 January 08:51, by Pakuai

              And their gulf Arab states financiers, their evil juus (so-called israelis), white Americans, English people, UN, NGOs and some of their creepy allies in between. The criminals have been told time and time again that our country and people have taken hostage and every piece of trash around the world and even here in our own>>>

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              • 13 January 09:25, by Pakuai

                Sobatage our country and our people. And the evils think that they can geopolitically chase game or football play our country and our people like their then Eastern DR Congo, during their then so-called "cold war" in 1960the and also in Angola, Mozambique>>>

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                • 13 January 09:34, by Pakuai

                  Namibia, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), some West African countries, some Middle Eastern countries, some Asian countries, all of the Latin American and carribean countries is what the evils in the US, the UK, France, their evil juus (so-called israel), their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan and their gulf Arabs states>>>

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                  • 13 January 09:43, by Pakuai

                    fananciers, and some of their sh*ts like Abesh (so-called Ethiopia) and Kenya. But the evils love affair with out country and our people love affair with our country and our people has gone too far and the evils are going to be bomb to near extinction. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM>>>

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                    • 13 January 09:54, by Pakuai

                      Fellows, our country and our people have been "Algorithmically targeted" by the evil White Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arabs paymasters evils and some other creepy allies in between. The evil so-called *Brexit (the UK leaving the EU),>>>>

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                      • 13 January 10:09, by Pakuai

                        was/had and is being negotiated over our country and over our people and so does Mr. Donald Trump ’US$ 5.6 billions’ to rack up a wall between Mexico and the ANGLO SAXONs Americans. My lowy informed South Sudanese, Queen Elizabeth is dead, but the English people just want their fools in Africa like our Riek Machar & his bunch lowy informed Nuers, Shilluks and even some Equatorians to dance>>>

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                        • 13 January 11:17, by Pakuai

                          to dance for their evil Queen. Good luck to the evils. Our Nuer ke nyantoc, Shilliluks and some of their losers>>>

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                          • 13 January 11:37, by Pakuai

                            Fellows, l am the one who will help bomb Eastern Jerusalem and pee. ’Aweil Weil boys and girls, don,t worry. We are here. Just let the Upper Nile play games. We may call you for help if it is big us to handle. Fellows, there will be>>

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