Russian Presence in Africa Regained Despite Sanctions- Mikheev

Military-technical cooperation with foreign countries has always been and remains one of the key areas of Russian policy. And Rosoboronexport is the main conductor of this direction. In a speech he gave, Alexander Mikheev, head of Rosoboronexport stressed the achievement of regaining Russian presence in Africa.

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On the eve of the Day of Russia, the most distinguished employees of Rosoboronexport were awarded with a decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their contribution to the development of the military-technical cooperation of Russia with foreign countries. This was reported by the press service of the company.

“Building up the export potential and modernising the country's military-industrial complex, filling the federal budget, and therefore the stable development of enterprises and entire cities, largely depend on work. Therefore, it is extremely important that Rosoboronexport successfully promote domestic high-tech products to foreign markets,” said General Director of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev during his address.

He also added that despite the fact that competition in the arms market is extremely high, Rosoboronexport annually executes more than a thousand contracts for the supply of Russian defence industry products to foreign customers. “Performs on time, and often at the request of customers - and ahead of schedule. We carry out the most difficult tasks of military-technical cooperation set by the top leadership of the country, ”said Mikheev.

“In recent years, we have made significant breakthroughs. Despite the sanctions, we regained the large-scale Russian presence in Africa, established cooperation with a number of NATO countries, launched a line of key products on the market, and mastered new areas of work, ”concluded the General Director of Rosoboronexport.

Russia is an important defence partner for Africa and the major supplier of arms to the region. Between 2014-2019, the African continent - excluding Egypt - accounted for 16% of Russia's major arms exports, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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