Moroccan to Acquire Submarine from Moscow

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 10, 2015

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 Moroccan  King Mohammed VI’s upcoming visit to Moscow by the end of 2015 is expected to conclude negotiations to obtain the country’s first submarine from Russia, says a report in World Tribune.

Multiple Moroccan and Russian media reports said negotiations about the price tag of the Amur 1650, which kicked off in 2013, are expected to finish.
“The forthcoming visit of His Majesty the King has a historical and strategic importance,” said Moroccan ambassador to Russia Abdelkader Lachheb, according to Sputnik. The date of the trip this year has not been announced.
“It is designed to give a strong impetus to the development and quality of bilateral relations and to deepen the strategic partnership between Russia and Morocco,” added the Moroccan envoy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued the invitation to King Mohammed in May 2015.
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