Sudan’s Malik Agar visits Russia amid military base negotiations

Sudanese Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council Malik Agar departed for Saint Petersburg on Monday to attend the 27th Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum and strengthen bilateral relations with Russia.

Agar, accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, and Minerals, is visiting Russia amid ongoing talks about establishing a potential Russian naval logistical support center on the Red Sea.

Reports indicate that the SAF is considering this proposal in exchange for weapons and ammunition, marking a policy shift since the fall of the previous regime.

During his visit, Agar is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss various topics, including bilateral relations, the ongoing conflict in Sudan, and its broader regional and international implications.

Yasir al-Atta, a member of the Sovereign Council and Assistant Commander of the Army, previously confirmed Russia’s request for the naval base and their offer to supply the Sudanese army with weapons and ammunition.

He noted that agreements would soon be finalized by the head of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

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