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THE MEETING OF THE MINISTERS OF DEFENSE OF RUSSIA AND NIGERIA

On August 22, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, met with the Minister of Defense of Nigeria, Mansur Dan Ali, in Moscow. Parties discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation in the military sphere. The Russian Defense Minister stressed the importance of cooperation in the training of troops and sharing of experience in the sphere of peacekeeping, as well as in the fight against terrorism and piracy.

As a result of the meeting were signed the Intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation and the contract for the training of Nigerian military personnel in academies of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The Nigerian delegation also visited the International Military-Technical Forum "Army 2017".