Sudan wishes to modify the contract on facility of a Russian marine base in Port Sudan to get financial help from Russia in exchange for a five-year lease with a choice to sign a 25-year contract, a military source informed Sputnik on Sunday.
“The Sudanese Justice Ministry thinks it necessary to amend the text of the agreement between Sudan and Russia on establishment of a Russian base in Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast, which was agreed on by the former government of Sudan and Russia,” the source stated.
In exchange for offering the base to Russia, Khartoum has actually asked Moscow to organize payments to the nation’s reserve bank throughout the very first 5 years of the lease, with the choice of extending the offer to 25 years. Russia has not yet reacted to the proposition.
The prepares to develop a Russian marine post in Sudan were revealed in November 2020. The center is expected to host as much as 300 Russian servicemen and refuel its ships, without any more than 4 having the ability to remain there at a time.