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Russia, Libya Sign Multi-Billion Euro Arms Deal

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin today said that Russia and Libya have signed a 1.3 billion euro ($1.8 billion) contract for the supply of arms.

The announcement comes a day after Putin and Libyan Defence Minister Abu-BakrYunis Jabr held talks in Moscow.

In the second half of the 20th century, Libya was one of the biggest buyers of Soviet-made arms.

Russian weapons manufacturers assess Russian-Libyan military-technical cooperation as "having good prospects."

compiled from agency reports