Latin America will be the Russians visa-free zone
Our homeland and Honduras completing preparation of an intergovernmental agreement on the introduction of visa-free regime. This was said yesterday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks in Moscow with the Honduran officer Mireya Aguero de Corrales. Meanwhile, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu went on a visit to Brazil and Peru, which resulted in the expected contracts for 1.7 billion. U.S.
Arrival in Moscow Mireya Aguero de Corrales — the first in the history of bilateral relations official visit of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Honduras. Although diplomatic relations between two countries were established in ’23 back, the Honduran government decided to establish its own embassy in Moscow only in 2013. Yesterday he was in a festive atmosphere and opened Aguero de Corrales.
«The embassy will give my country the opportunity to develop a more active dialogue with Russia, — said the Honduran minister at a press conference after talks with Russian officer. — We are opening the latest chapter in our relationship. «
Not surprisingly, that the extension of the legal framework of relations — one of the important directions of joint work in Moscow and Tegucigalpa. «We have discussed the prospects of our cooperation — Lavrov said. — Terms actively strengthen the legal base. » More recently, it will include the basics of contract relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Honduras and the intergovernmental agreement on the abolition of visa requirements for mutual travel of people of our states. «With his signing virtually all Latin America and the Caribbean will be enveloped with Russia visa-free zone» — not without gratification Lavrov said.
Honduran Foreign Minister’s visit fits into the line pursued by Russia to expand cooperation with Latin American countries, making them more saturated and substantive nature. Concerning the reasons favoring rapprochement between our countries, Lavrov noted similarity of views on major international problems. Moscow and its partners in the region act as natural allies on issues such as the need for the rule of international law, the strengthening of multilateral solutions devices international problems and the central role of the UN, a search for collective responses to the challenges of modernity.
By the way, in the midst of fifty bilateral meetings that Lavrov held in late September in the margins 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, 5 occurred in talks with staff from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua and Paraguay. They are all held in a constructive atmosphere. And judging by the topics of conversation with the recently appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado — a busy schedule of political contacts, prospects for strengthening foreign policy cooperation and development of the legal framework and economic ties — both countries are building the case in the context of a strategic partnership. In addition, our homeland and Brazil aim to improve cooperation in the UN, «a group of twenty» and especially in BRICS.
Specifically in Brazil went yesterday Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. In a day or agenda of his visit — there negotiating for the supply of anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes «Armour-C1.» «We believe that the visit of Russian Defense Minister — an important point for the negotiation of air defense systems, — said,» NG «a source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. — The process advances, created a ministerial group to address this issue. «
As you know, to cover the 12 stadiums and other objects of mass gathering of fans from potential terrorist threat during the World Cup in 2014 is better technology than our «armor», Brazil she found. But in the case of the signing parties have to work on its implementation in an emergency mode. Indeed, for the remaining eight months before the opening of the FIFA World Cup «armor» still need to produce, deliver and teach customer service staff.
Except for the 3 battery air defense systems «Armour-C1» (this is from 12 to 18 cars) in Brazil will discuss the possibility of purchasing a 2-battery MANPADS «Igla». Them in Brazil know very well, with a long time. Exactly 20 years ago, the first in the history of bilateral relations visit to the Russian military delegation of Brazil, the results of which were delivered to the ocean 112 SAMs «Igla».
According to «Nezavisimaya Gazeta», the total amount of the new contract could reach 1 billion. Another $ at least $ 700 million can bring a deal to sell Russian tanks and armored vehicles in Peru. In this country stands before Shoigu task to give a new impetus to cooperation between Moscow and Lima in the military-technical sphere, which began 40 years ago.
As told «Nezavisimaya Gazeta» source «Rosoboronexport», the Peruvian military are interested in signing a contract for the supply of 120 T-90S tanks. In this first year, even if they were negotiating the modernization of T-55, which are equipped with Sun in Peru, after a demonstration at the International exhibition of defense technology SITDEF PERU-2013 armored T-90S their values have changed. This is understandable: the T-90S — the most modern tank in service standing in the Russian army. Over the past 10 years, he became one of the more selling tanks in the world. A few weeks back the company «Uralvagonzavod» already held in Peru demo showing this tank for senior officers.