Russian press reveals UAE-Niger negotiations on setting military base near the Libyan border

15/07/2019 – The Russian newspaper Kommersant has published a report on the ongoing negotiations between the UAE and Niger, regarding the establishment of an Emirati military base on the territory of Niger.

The newspaper added that the UAE’s aim is to get a foothold near the Libyan border in order to support the forces of Haftar, disclosing that negotiations are in their final stages.

An expert at the Russian Council for International Affairs was quoted as saying that the establishment of the base is not only to monitor the situation in Libya but also to guarantee secret air routes to Libya and the possibility of transferring special forces there.

The Libya Observer

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Janjaweed, Chadian mercenaries join Haftar’s forces for Tripoli battle, Libya’s Interior Minister says

14/07/2019 – The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said Saturday that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had provided Khalifa Haftar with mercenaries from Sudan’s Janjaweed and Chadian rebels for him to continue his offensive against Tripoli.

Bashagha added that those mercenaries were getting ready to join the battle on the outskirts of Tripoli and their main mission is help Haftar enter the capital. Continuer à lire … « Janjaweed, Chadian mercenaries join Haftar’s forces for Tripoli battle, Libya’s Interior Minister says »

Libya/UAE – Serraj reveals more details of Abu Dhabi Hafter agreement

During his meeting with Mayors of Libya’s western region yesterday, Presidency Council and Government of National Accord head, Faiez Serraj, confirmed the following points agreed upon at the Abu Dhabi meeting with Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Hafter: Continuer à lire … « Libya/UAE – Serraj reveals more details of Abu Dhabi Hafter agreement »

UAE / Mali Accelerating Cooperation

2019/03/06 – Reem Al Hashemy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Kamissa Camara, Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, have discussed ways to further develop cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 46th session of Council of Foreign Minister of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, addressed prospects for widening bilateral relations across various fronts.

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UAE/Algeria – Mohammed bin Rashid receives Algerian Vice Minister of Defence

2019/19/02 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has received on Monday, Lt. General Ahmed Gaid Salah, Vice Minister of Defence and Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army in Algeria, during IDEX 2019 proceedings.His Highness welcomed the Algerian representative and his accompanying delegation, noting the importance of Arab nations participating in events like that of IDEX. Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the significance behind the UAE hosting events and exhibitions of a high calibre to build bridges of communication between friendly nations and peoples. Continuer à lire … « UAE/Algeria – Mohammed bin Rashid receives Algerian Vice Minister of Defence »

Algeria/Russia – Russian defense firm views BrahMos project as ‘ideal example’ of military cooperation

2019/13/02 – Russia’s Tactical Missiles Corporation considers the Russian-Indian BrahMos project as an ideal example of military and technical cooperation, Corporation CEO Boris Obnosov said on Thursday.

« This is one of the examples of military and technical cooperation between the two countries, which is effective and useful for both states, » the chief executive said. Continuer à lire … « Algeria/Russia – Russian defense firm views BrahMos project as ‘ideal example’ of military cooperation »

UAE/Niger – Khalifa Fund signs $25m deal to support SMEs in Niger

2019/07/02 – Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, and Saadou Sidou, Nigerien Minister of Trade and Private Sector Development, have signed a $25 million (Dhs92 million) agreement aimed at providing support for micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), in Niger, where the amount will be distributed in equal instalments. Continuer à lire … « UAE/Niger – Khalifa Fund signs $25m deal to support SMEs in Niger »