- Sudan’s military chief has said the country is reviewing an agreement to host a Russian naval base on its Red Sea coast.
- The deal allows Russia to set up a naval base with up to 300 Russian soldiers and to simultaneously keep up to four navy ships, including nuclear-powered ones, in Port Sudan on the Red Sea.
- In exchange, Russia is to provide Sudan with weapons and military equipment.
- The agreement is to last for 25 years, with automatic extensions for 10-year periods if neither side objects to it.
- The Kremlin said it had seen al-Hussein’s comments and that Moscow was in regular contact with Sudan and hoped it could resolve the situation.
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