October 25, 2019 / 7:36 AM / a month ago

Central African Republic considers hosting Russian military base -RIA

MOSCOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Central African Republic is considering hosting a Russian military base and would like Moscow to supply it with new weapons, RIA news agency cited the country’s president as saying on Friday.

President Francois Faustin-Archange Touadera made the comments in an interview with RIA a day after Russia gathered dozens of African leaders at a summit in southern Russia aimed at expanding Russian influence on the African continent.

Reporting by Andrei Kuzmin; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans

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