Colonel General Alexander Fomin, Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, held talks with Colonel General Ricardo Nicodemo Ramos, Deputy Minister of Defence for Military Education of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, during the ARMY 2022 International Military and Technical Forum (IMTF).

“At this difficult time, we appreciate the truly allied relationship between our countries. Cooperation from which we stand together on major key issues of global dynamics,” Alexander Fomin said.

He also thanked the Venezuelan delegation for their participation in the Forum and the International Army Games and noted that the International Military Technical Forum is a great opportunity to get acquainted with weapons and military equipment.

In turn, Ricardo Nicodemo Ramos thanked the Russian side for the invitation. “Our relations with the Russian Federation are becoming stronger. We appreciate the opportunity to be here and strengthen our relations not only in the military-technical but also in the educational aspects,” said the Venezuelan representative.

During the meeting, topical issues of Russian-Venezuelan military cooperation were discussed, including education, and further steps for their development were outlined. The talks were held in a friendly atmosphere and confirmed the mutual intention to further enhance multifaceted cooperation between the defence departments.Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin holds a meeting with an adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin met with Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, on the margins of the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security.

“This year is a special year. This is the year of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our states. Over this period, a unique experience of working together, based on many years of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation, has been accumulated. There are no contradictions or unresolved issues between our countries. We reaffirm our commitment, our readiness to make maximum use of the existing potential for further development of cooperation in the military and military-technological fields,” said Colonel General Alexander Fomin.

In turn, Tarique Ahmed Siddique thanked Russia for its help over 50 years of bilateral relations. “We are grateful for all the help you have given us during this time. We remember with particular warmth the help that you provided to our country during the liberation struggle, a lot of countries turned away from us, but you supported us and we still remember this with warmth,” he said.

The sides gave a positive assessment to bilateral cooperation in the military and military-technical fields and outlined steps for their further expansion.