Cameroon and Russia sign defence agreement

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Russia and Cameroon have signed a defence cooperation agreement aimed at boosting Cameroon’s military as it combats Boko Haram militants.

The agreement was signed on April 15 by Deputy Director of Technical and Military Service at the Russian Presidency, General Anatoly Punchuk, and Cameroon’s defence minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o. The signing was witnessed by the Russian Ambassador to Cameroon, H E Nikolay Ratsiborinsky and the Defence Chief of Staff of the Cameroonian Army, Lieutenant General Reneacute Claude Meka, reports the Cameroon Tribune.

According to Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), the assistance Russia will provide Cameroon, as outlined in the agreement, will consist of military equipment, training of Cameroonian military personnel and humanitarian aid to refugees and internally displaced people affected by the Boko Haram conflict.

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