Al-Sisi, Putin discuss bilateral relations, regional affairs

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received on Monday a phone call from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, in which they addressed bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual concern.  

During the conversation, the two leaders discussed several issues of bilateral relations between the two countries, especially cooperation in the economic, industrial and energy fields. 

Talks also reviewed the developments in the implementation of the Dabaa nuclear power plant project, as well as the establishment of the Russian industrial zone in east Port Said, according to the Egyptian Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Rady added that the Russian President affirmed his country’s keenness to continue promoting the fruitful and close cooperation between the two friendly countries, in addition to the importance he attaches to coordination and regular consultation with president Al-Sisi on various regional and international issues.

Al-Sisi hailed the extended partnership relations with Russia, which culminated with the signing of the comprehensive strategic partnership agreement between Cairo and Moscow. 

The agreement opened new horizons for bilateral cooperation between the two sides in many fields and joint projects, in addition to those being implemented, according to the statement.

Moreover, both leaders discussed the developments of the most important regional and international files in the region, where Putin expressed his appreciation for the efforts of president Al-Sisi which contributed to strengthening the political tracks for settling crises in the region.

Putin noted that these efforts have consolidated Egypt’s role as a center of gravity for maintaining peace and security in its regional surroundings, stressing Russia’s keenness to continue intensive cooperation and coordination between the two countries in this regard.

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