Perhaps the agreement between Russia and Sudan was one of the bargains to which Hassan al-Bashir acquiesced, in exchange for maintaining his presence in the presidency, just as he allowed Salva Kiir to control the south and establish a state on an ethnic basis.
The agreement between Khartoum and Moscow provided for the establishment of a Russian naval base in Sudan.
This agreement returns while Sudan has expressed its willingness that Egypt will use its lands and airspace if it launches a war against Ethiopia, after Addis Ababa’s procrastination in negotiating the “Renaissance Dam” and starting the second stage of filling.
That agreement was discussed in 2017 between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted in 2019 after months of popular protests.
The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Maryam al-Mahdi, announced that her country's parliament will once again study the agreement with Moscow on the establishment of a Russian naval base in Sudan, which was reached during the era of former President Omar al-Bashir.
And Maryam Al-Mahdi indicated during a visit to Moscow that the agreement was signed by the former Sudanese government, and there is a government responsible to the new parliament now, where it will study the agreement, according to "France 24".
Russia had announced the signing of this agreement in December 2020, and explained that it provided for the establishment of a naval military base in the strategic city of Port Sudan overlooking the Red Sea.