MOSCOW, July 21. /TASS/. Russia and Qatar have signed contracts for the delivery of small arms and the Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems, Russian Ambassador to Qatar Nurmakhmad Kholov informed TASS.
"An agreement on military-technical cooperation was signed in October 2017. Work on its implementation began after that. Contracts have been signed for the supply of traditional weapons, for example, small arms, Kalashnikov assault rifles, grenade launchers and machine guns, as well as the Kornet anti-tank missile systems," the diplomat said.
The offices of Russia’s and Qatar’s defense attaches could open in Moscow and Doha by the end of this year, Kholov added.
He noted that an agreement on opening the the two countries defense attaches’ offices had been reached in October 2017 when Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited Doha.
"That will take some time. However, I recently said that Qatar had completed all domestic procedures and asks us to do everything as soon as possible," the ambassador said.
"I believe these offices will open by the end of the year. I do hope so," he stressed.
The intergovernmental agreement on military-technical cooperation between the two countries was signed during Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s visit to Qatar in October 2017.