Eritrea Interested Buying Weapons from Russia

Eritrea to resume importing military equipment including weapons from Russia
Eritrea is expressing its interest in resuming full-fledged defense cooperation with Russia, starting with the purchase of military equipment such as missile boats, helicopters and small arms.

BY FAHAD SHABBIR

Eritrea is showing interest in Russia’s missile boats, helicopters and small arms, Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Deputy Director Anatoly Punchuk told Sputnik on Wednesday at the Russia-Africa forum.



“Eritrea is expressing actively its interest in resuming full-fledged defense cooperation with Russia. Given that it has reached a peace deal with the Ethiopian side [and after that international sanctions on Eritrea were lifted], it is interested in purchasing weapons: missile boats, helicopters and small arms,” Punchuk said.

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Russia and Eritrea are actively exchanging delegations and plan to formulate a proposal for Russian military equipment purchase, the official noted.

The two-day Russia-Africa summit and business forum, co-chaired by the presidents of Russia and Egypt, starts on Wednesday.

The Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency is an official media partner of the event.