Russia To Establish Military Representation At Central African Republic Defense Ministry

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Russia To Establish Military Representation At Central African Republic Defense Ministry

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Russia is going to offer the Central African Republic (CAR) to establish a representation of the Russian Defense Ministry at the CAR Defense Ministry, a document published on the official portal of legal information says.

“To approve the draft agreement between the governments of Russia and the CAR, submitted by the Russian Defense Ministry and coordinated with the Russian Foreign Ministry, on the establishment of a representation of the Russian Defense Ministry at the CAR Defense Ministry,” the document published on October 9 reads.

In order to sign the agreement, the Russian military will hold talks with the CAR and on behalf of the Russian government. According to official reports, the goal of the deal is to assist the CAR in resolving issues of military and defense industry cooperation as well as to boost training of the CAR military personnel by Russian specialists.

The representation will consist of five people. They will not participate in hostilities in the CAR territory. If they find themselves in an emergency situation, the CAR government will have take measures to ensure their safety, according to the document.

Earlier this year, five Russian military servicemen, 170 civilian instructors were officially deployed in the country in the framework of the CAR-Russia agreement. The agreement also includes the delivery of pistols, assault rifles and rocket-launchers as well as the training of 1,300 CAR troops.

The MSM is also actively speculating that Russian and Russia-linked private military contractors operate in the country playing an important role in the security of the CAR president.

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