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Russia holds talks with Guyana on supplying defense equipment

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (centre) and the Russian delegation.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (centre) and the Russian delegation.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport has held talks on supplying Russian defense systems to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana with the country’s leadership, the corporation said Friday.

Talks between the Rosoboronexport delegation, headed by deputy chief executive Sergei Goreslavsky, and the political and military leadership of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana were held in Georgetown with the aim of establishing and developing contacts in the area of military and technical cooperation,” the corporation said in a statement.

The Russian delegation met Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo, Second Vice President and Minister of Security Khemraj Ramjattan, Guyana Defence Force Chief of Staff Mark Phillips and Assistant Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine, according to the statement.

The Caribbean country has confirmed its interest in cooperation and the sides developed a cooperation roadmap, Rosoboronexport said, adding that it was ready to start implementing projects to modernize and reequip Guyana’s armed forces.

Rosoboronexport views Guyana’s market as a launching pad into the Caribbean defense equipment market, Goreslavsky was quoted as saying in the statement.

Rosoboronexport is responsible for over 85 percent of Russian arms and military technology export, according to the Rostec state technologies corporation.


Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s office only said that he met with Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Guyana Nikolay Smirnov and his delegation to discuss areas of mutual interest.

The delegation, which included Sergey S Goreslavskiy, Gary Bay and Alexey Maslovskiy, highlighted a number of areas of mutual interest that will be further discussed at a follow up meeting, Nagamootoo’s office said.

  • KassemB

    ‘The Russian delegation met Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo, Second Vice President and Minister of Security Khemraj Ramjattan, Guyana Defence Force Chief of Staff Mark Phillips and Assistant Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine, according to the statement’
    What about the third Vice President, the fourth Vice President, and the fifth Vice President?

    • rudeo

      y was jattan absent from the handing over of the coi report into the prison fire?

      • Col123

        It was happy hour at a bar down the street. …the 50% can only get you so much!

  • ExPPP_Man

    Typo – First VP and PM is Joe Harmon

  • Col123

    This is suicide getting into any arms deal with Russia…Russians military industry probably ranks fifth in the world….then again, the level of incompetence governing Guyana the past fifty years is rather revealing!… What the President should consider is training and weapons from the Israeli…On the other hand, where is the plan for growing the economy and jobs? Naggaramoti needs to work out…that dahl belly showing!!!

  • Col123

    Langra legs… I owe you an apology for implying that you have massa blood… but you are stupid to state that Afro Guyanese would work for chicken feed…so I am sorry for writing that even though you are stupid. Every country is engaged in suppressing other groups and nation..your faith excused them as the chosen ones…my point is you get the best for your money and with force multipliers..The leader in this world which is the USA supports Israel..when it comes to national security where you enjoy the freedoms for which I have fought…it is the USA. What defense and police force? are exposing your ignorance again…Real men do real jobs and retire at fifty!..pick pocket and wining down are not jobs..the “sorting “out for jobs will go on and hold your breath …you will break wind soon…