Egypt turns to Russian Federation to combat terrorism

On the situation in Libya, both leaders stressed the importance of supporting the country’s state agencies as well as efforts to achieve peace, security, and stability in the country.


Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greets Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, August 26, 2015. “Not just in some countries, but in the entire region and possibly the whole world”.

At their third meeting this year, Putin reiterated Russia’s commitment to include Egypt in the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) free trade zone.

Russian President Valdimir Putin visited Cairo in February, when he invited Sisi to an official visit to Russia.

Sadeeq said the Egyptian leader also see in the European countries important partners for his country despite that they used to follow the United States on the overthrow of Morsi.

Putin added that he spoke with Sisi to establish an industrial city in Suez Canal Corridor, “so the Egyptian producers can get benefits from the available capabilities in the markets”. In 2014, there was an 86% increase in bilateral trade compared to 2013, reaching $5.5 billion.

Putin and el-Sisi were reportedly set to sign a deal for the construction of a nuclear power plant, a source close to the negotiations said.

“One of the largest economic projects is the construction in Egypt of a nuclear power plant based on Russian technologies”, he said.

On Friday, Russian Federation and Egypt signed an intergovernmental contract for the delivery of Mikoyan MiG-29 fighters, a source in the MiG Corporation told Interfax.

The expert said that Washington, for sure, tries through to fix what has been damaged and to shut the doors in front of any possible stronger Egyptian relations with other major countries.


“The issue of deliveries of Sukhoi Superjet aircraft for the needs of the Egyptian national airline is being worked out”, Putin said.

Egypt-Russia trade exchange hits $5.4bn