Egypt : El-Sisi to visit Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov receives President El Sisi in Russia on August 12, 2014. Photo : RR

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Cairo is preparing for the visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Russia to reinforce cooperation in various fields. El-Sisi’s last visit to Russia was in 2015, which was his third since becoming president.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on Friday. The two focused on how to strengthen and develop bilateral cooperation and also discussed the situation in the region and world.

Shoukry stressed Egypt’s interest in increasing direct Russian investments in the country, especially in the industrial domain.

They focused on prospects for further development of a comprehensive partnership uniting Russia and Egypt with an emphasis on multifaceted cooperation to be stepped up and strengthened. The two ministers expressed satisfaction with the progress made in the Dabaa nuclear plant project.

He urged more efforts to achieve a political settlement to cement regional security and stability and to prevent the expansion and spread of terrorist groups. Shoukry also warned against establishing safe routes to allow terrorists to leave Syria’s Idlib.

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