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This is MAJOR!
🇷🇺🇵🇸 Russian Ministry of Defence is ready to develop a full range of relations with military organisations and special services in Palestine
▫️Colonel General Alexander Fomin, Russian Deputy Defence Minister, held talks with Major General Nidal Abu Dukhan, commander of security forces of the Palestinian National Authority.
▫️The meeting took place on the sidelines of X Moscow Conference on International Security.
▫️During the talks, the sides discussed topical issues of bilateral military cooperation and the current situation in the Middle East region, including Palestine. The talks also touched upon the issue of the Middle East peace process.
POST-SWIFT WORLD UPDATE – from Pepe Escobar
In a video address directed to 18 SCO members and observers, Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov came up with the goods:
“In order to ensure uninterrupted cooperation between our banks, we suggest that members of the organization join the Russian financial messaging system.”
Translation: let’s ditch SWIFT, sooner rather than later.
That will be a MAJOR talking point in the SCO summit next month in Samarkand – as I confirmed today.
And this while the EAEU works with China on designing a new currency, or basket of currencies, bypassing the US dollar.
The financial lineaments of the post-SWIFT world will have to come out of a SCO-EAEU association, in connection with BRICS+.
The high-speed rail train has already left the station.
Thousands of protesters gathered in Seoul on Saturday, calling for suspension of joint military exercise with the US. They also demanded the dissolution of the South Korean-US alliance and the withdrawal of all US forces. #USOutofKorea
⚡️Chinese Armed Forces will travel to Russia to take part in joint “Vostok-2022” military drills from August 30 with Russia and other countries – including India, Belarus and Tajikistan (CGTN citing Defense Ministry)
🇷🇺🇲🇱 Russian Ministry of Defence stands ready to help strengthen the defence capabilities of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Mali
▫️Russian Ministry of Defence is ready to develop relations with the military department of Mali, to help strengthen the defence capabilities of the republic’s armed forces and to make the fight against illegal armed groups in the country more effective. Colonel General Alexander Fomin, Russian Deputy Defence Minister, said at talks with Colonel Sadio Kamara, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Mali. The meeting took place on the sidelines of X Moscow Conference on International Security.
💬 “We are ready to assist in the development of defence relations between our countries in every possible way and would like to emphasise once again your personal contribution. Of course, we are confident that this joint work of ours will help to strengthen the defence capabilities of your country’s armed forces and thus contribute to increasing the effectiveness of the fight against illegal armed groups,” said Colonel General Alexander Fomin.
▫️The parties discussed existing cooperation projects in the defence sector, as well as issues of regional security in West Africa.
Alexander Fomin noted the importance of Russian-Malian cooperation, and also confirmed the readiness of the Ministry of Defenсe of the Russian Federation to continue a constructive dialogue.
▫️In turn, Colonel Sadio Camara thanked Colonel General Alexander Fomin for his help in equipping the Malian national armed forces.
A new graphic from Lijian Zhao 赵立坚@zlj517
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