Sudan wanted to amend the agreement on the construction of a naval base of the Russian Navy in Port Sudan in the Red Sea. Changes will affect several points of the agreement.
According to RIA Novosti, citing a source in the military department, Sudanese authorities intend to receive economic assistance from Russia, at the same time, an agreement on the lease of the territory for the Russian point of material and technical maintenance is signed for a period of five years with the possibility of extension for another 25 years. According to a source, Moscow has not yet given an answer to Khartoum's proposal.
About, that the new Sudanese authorities intend to amend the agreement, it became known at the beginning of June this year. It was almost about the refusal to represent the territory. As the chief of staff of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Muhammad Usman al-Hussein said at the time, the agreement with Moscow was signed by the former government of Sudan, and the current one intends to revise it.
In April of this year, Khartoum began “wag”, and American officials have become frequent visitors to Sudan, before that declared the country a haven of terrorists. But as soon as it became known, that Russia can get a base in the Red Sea, in Washington immediately removed all restrictions from Sudan and offered financial assistance.
According to experts, in Khartoum they are trying to knock out the highest possible price from Moscow, while keeping in mind Washington. Will Russia agree to such conditions, time will tell, but a point in the Red Sea would not hurt our fleet.