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    Russia to Consider Equipping Somalian Forces for Fight Against Terrorism

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    Russia will be ready to consider Somalia's request for equipping its security forces for fight against terrorism, Moscow's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is ready to consider cooperation with Somalia in the military-technical field, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

    "I know that during your visit to Russia, you would like to talk in particular about equipping the Somali security forces with all that is necessary to fight terrorists," Lavrov said at a meeting with Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.

    "Such an approach is fully consistent with the interests of the international community, in line with UN Security Council decisions, and Russia will be ready to consider a request on the matter," he added.


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