Russia, Gambia Sign Agreement on Military Cooperation

Russia, Gambia Sign Agreement on Military Cooperation

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The Gambia Armed Forces and the Military Department of Russia have signed an agreement on military cooperation.

The signing ceremony was attended by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Colonel General Vasily Tonkoshkurov and the Chief of the Defense Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces Lieutenant General Ousman Bardgie in Moscow.

“We stand for the strengthening of the political dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation including the military and technical one with the Islamic Republic of The Gambia,” stressed Vasily Tonkoshkurov, the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.

For his part, the Chief of Defense Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Ousman Bargie expressed his confidence that the meeting “will allow to consolidate the points of view on various topical issues and will intensify the development of our relationships.”

The signing ceremony was graced by the Gambia’s Ambassador to Russia, His Excellency Momodou Aki Bayo among other senior officials of both military forces of The Gambia and Russia.

Additional Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.

by Musa Ndow