Russian Foreign Ministry says Moscow will continue to supply weapons to Mali

Moscow supplies and will supply Mali with equipment and ammunition to effectively stop the terrorist threat in the country, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russian Foreign Ministry says Moscow will continue to supply weapons to Mali

“Russia, as we have just said in our opening statements, has a long history of military and military-technical cooperation with Mali. We continue these traditions by supplying the Malian government and the Malian armed forces with the appropriate equipment, equipment, ammunition, weapons for this purpose. so that the Malian government can effectively repel the terrorist threat”, Lavrov said at a joint press conference with Mali Foreign Minister Abdulai Diop.

He added that this threat persists.

“In particular, it has recently risked aggravating, given the decision taken by the French government to significantly reduce its presence of its Operation Barkhan, primarily in northern Mali, where terrorists feel more and more at ease. And we will continue along the state line. to render all possible support to the armed forces of Mali, both by supplying military products and by training Malian officers in the higher educational institutions of our Ministry of Defense”, the minister said.

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