Nigeria signs new military-technical cooperation agreement with Russia
Nigeria and Russia have signed a new military-technical cooperation agreement, which provides a legal framework for the supply and servicing of military equipment, training of personnel as well as technology transfer.
A statement by the Nigerian Embassy in Russia says while the Defence Minister, retired Major-General Bashir Magashi, who led top military officials to Russia, signed on behalf of Nigeria, Dmitry Shugaev, Director of Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation signed on behalf of Russia.
According to the statement, the signing marks the termination of the 20-year similar agreement entered on March 6, 2001, adding that the partnership was purely for complementary and mutual benefits.
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