Monday, 23 January 2017

Moscow Cements Deal With Damascus to Keep 49-Year Presence at Syrian Naval and Air Bases

Russia and Syria have signed an agreement on expanding the territory of the Russian Navy’s logistics facility in Tartus for 49 years. The document was published on the official legal information portal.

"The current agreement will stay effective for 49 years and be automatically prolonged for 25-year periods, if neither party makes a twelve months’ notice in writing through diplomatic channels of its intention to terminate the agreement’s operation," the document runs.

"Russia will use the facilities subject to joint use on the disinterested basis," the agreement says.
Russia and Syria have signed an agreement for 49 years on the presence of Russia’s aerospace group at Syria’s Hmeymim base. The document was published on the legal information portal on Friday.
Under the arrangement Syria will let Russia use part of the Hmeymim airdrome and ground facilities on disinterested terms.

The Russians are not planning on abandoning the Syrians with such agreements.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2017.]

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