Moscow pulls out all stops for inter-parliamentary conference
Russia hopes to attract a maximum number of MPs from fifty-some African nations and is covering all expenses.
The Togolese general staff took delivery of three Russian Mi-35 combat helicopters in early November to help it combat the armed groups threatening the country. The contract seals the military-diplomatic rapprochement begun between Togo and Russia last year.
Barely elected as Niger's new president, Mohamed Bazoum wants to acquire a new attack helicopter for the air force. He intends to pursue other acquisitions in Eastern Europe, despite accusations of irregularities in contracts concluded in recent years with Ukrainian and Russian companies.