Military-technological cooperation is in the centre of attention at the negotiations between Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Anatoly Kvashnin and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nicaragua Javier Carrion.
Javier Carrion pointed out that he had arrived in Russia on the instruction of the President of Nicaragua. The general said that "the soldiers, pilots and sailors of Nicaragua have a long experience in using Soviet military equipment." "Despite the economic difficulties and the great period of using Soviet armaments, we are trying to keep them in a working condition and also help our neighbours and friends in acquiring the experience of using them," he said.
Taking part in the negotiations between the two countries are also high-ranking officials from the Russian Defence Ministry and director general Andrei Belyaninov of the Rosoboronexport, a federal state unitary company.
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