Mali and Russia have been continuing effective military cooperation in the fight against terrorism for many years, Mali Defense Minister Sadio Camara said. He called the Russian Federation a strategic partner of the country.
“For almost 10 years, we have maintained military cooperation with several countries in the fight against terrorism. But with Russia, we have achieved tangible results in just a few months,” the minister said in an interview. RIA News”.
He drew attention to the fact that Russia adheres to the policy of military cooperation, which is aimed at protecting the interests of Mali.
The Foreign Ministry of this country previously stated that Russia’s support helped Mali change the strategy of fighting against terrorists. Last autumn, the Russian Federation handed over four Mi-171 helicopters to the country. In August this year, Mali received L-39 and Su-25 fighters, Mi-24P and Mi-8 combat helicopters and CASA C-295 tactical transport aircraft from Russia.