"Relations are developing intensively": Putin boasted of cooperation with South Sudan, but not without embarrassment. Video
On September 28, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin welcomed South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in Moscow. They said they would develop cooperation between the two countries, but there was a curiosity: Kiir could not handle his earpiece at the press conference.
The Kremlin leader began to laugh and gesture to teach the politician how to secure the headset properly. It didn't work for Kiir, and he needed help from the assistant (to watch the video, scroll to the end of the page).
Propaganda media boasted about the meeting, as well as South Sudan's willingness to cooperate with the Russian Federation.
"I am glad that we have been given such a warm and cordial welcome... My presence here means the first step on a long path of our joint work in the future. We will work together with the Russian Federation, that's why I came here," the leader of one of the world's poorest countries was quoted as saying.
"Today, the situation in the world shows that there is no way to survive or succeed alone, and our country is no exception. We are the youngest nation on the planet, and we need to have strong influential friends, one of whom is you," Kiir praised the dictator.
In his turn, Putin noted that last year's trade turnover between the two countries was not great, so now Moscow intends to fix it. It is also planned to build an oil refinery in South Sudan with the participation of companies from Russia.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on September 28, Kremlin propagandists showed a video of a meeting between dictator Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The latter's strange behavior and appearance raised questions about Kadyrov's health once again.