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Sudan is considering the issue of a Russian naval base, the ambassador said.

Sudan is considering the issue of a Russian naval base, the ambassador said.

The issue of a Russian naval base in Sudan is under consideration, said Sudanese Ambassador to Russia Mohammed Elghazali Eltijani Sirraja.

“This agreement must be ratified by the legislature of the Republic of Sudan. If you follow the news, you know that we do not have an authorized body that could sign such an agreement. Therefore, the issue is under consideration, including it depends on the formation of the legislature in Sudan and its ratification by them,” Sirraja said.

He added that the issue of the format of the base should be discussed by expert representatives of Sudan and Russia. The head of the diplomatic mission also said that the political crisis in the country could be resolved in the future.

“As I think, this is already possible in the near future: civilian forces are already interacting with each other, negotiating, and the framework agreements signed in December last year became the result of this,” Sirraja stressed.

Earlier, following a visit to Sudan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the agreement between the Russian Federation and Sudan on the establishment of a logistics center for the Russian Navy in Sudan is now in the process of ratification.

Earlier, the Sudanese military leader, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of this country, Abdel Fattah al-Burkhan, said after the dissolution of the authorities due to the coup that Sudan would continue to implement the agreements on the creation of a Russian military base in the country.

The agreement to create a post of the Russian Navy in Sudan became known in November 2020. According to the document, the maximum number of personnel of the naval station, whose work is carried out by the forces and means of the Russian side, will not exceed 300 people. No more than four Russian ships will be able to stay there at the same time.