Russia confirms talks continue on Sudan naval base

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, confirmed ongoing talks with Sudan about a potential Russian base on the Red Sea, but denied any concrete agreement.

“Communication continues, but there are no firm agreements at this time, even between the defence ministries, to my knowledge,” said Bogdanov, who is also the special presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa.

In 2019, Russia and Sudan agreed to build a logistical center in Port Sudan, but this was delayed after a regime change in Sudan.

Recently, some pro-military Sudanese commentators urged Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to finalize the naval base deal without further conditions.

Sudan’s Ambassador to Russia, Mohamed Siraj, reiterated his country’s commitment to the base, stating in a June 1 interview with Sputnik that a formal agreement for a logistical support center had already been reached.

Bogdanov also expressed concern over the ongoing conflict in Sudan, emphasizing the need for dialogue to end the violence and maintain the country’s integrity. He affirmed Russia’s support for the Jeddah negotiations and Saudi Arabia’s mediation efforts, stating Russia’s readiness to facilitate talks.

Scroll to Top