General News of 2014-08-30

Ghana to establish helicopter service center

President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government is in talks with a Russian firm to establish a helicopter service center in the country to serve helicopters of the United Nations “and other organizations in West Africa."

The center when completed will provide services to MH17 helicopters that ply within the subregion.

President Mahama made this known on Friday, August 29 when new Russian ambassador Dimitry Suslov called on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

“We are in discussion with Rosoboronexport to establish a helicopter service center here in Ghana,” President Mahama announced.

Rosoboronexport is the sole state intermediary agency for Russia’s exports and imports of defence-related products.

President Mahama also called for peace between Russia and Ukraine.

Mr Suslov pledged his state’s commitment in deepening the bilateral relationship with Ghana.

Source: tv3network.com
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