Gambia, Russia sign Cooperative Military Agreement

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Russia and The Gambia have signed a military cooperation agreement. It was inked by Deputy Chief-of-Staff of the Russian General Headquarters Colonel-General Vasily Tonkoshkurov and Gambian Chief of Defence Staff Ousman Badji.

“It is important that we have a common desire to energetically develop bilateral relationship. We value traditionally friendly relations with the Islamic Republic of The Gambia. We want to enhance our political dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation in spheres of mutual interest, including military-technical cooperation,” Tonkoshkurov said.

“This meeting is of specific significance as the agreement on military cooperation between the governments of Russia and The Gambia was signed,” he added. It will form the necessary legal basis for bilateral cooperation, Tonkoshkurov said.

Badji stressed the meeting would give the necessary impetus to the development of the bilateral relationship.

As reported by TASS Russian News Agency


Author: Source: African Defense: 12 Sept 2016
Source: Picture: Russian Colonel-General Vasily Tonkoshkurov