Paraguayan Foreign Minister Hector Lacognata said Monday his country is ready to cooperate with Russia in the spheres of security and defense.
Lacognata, who made an official visit to Russia - the first such visit in the history of bilateral relations - in early June, said Russia showed interest in cooperation with Paraguay during his visit.
"The Russian authorities showed great interest in cooperation with Paraguay in different spheres, including in security and defense. Russia is a world leader in this field," the minister told journalists.
"We take this into account and hope to satisfy our demands for armaments with purchases in Russia," he said, adding that he handed a list of military hardware and armaments compiled by Russia's Defense Ministry to his country's Defense Ministry.
Lacognata said Paraguyan Interior Minister Rafael Filizzola will soon head to Moscow to consider possible purchases of equipment for law enforcement agencies.
MEXICO CITY, June 8 (RIA Novosti)