Russia is ready to give Egypt MiG-35 fighter jets: Korotkov
A Polish Air Force MIG-29 fighter - REUTERS

CAIRO: The Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG is ready to provide Egypt with MiG-35 jet fighters upon request; CEO of Russian Aircraft Corporation (RSK) MIG Sergei Korotkov was quoted by RIA Novosti Friday.

“If Egypt decided to buy our fighters, we will be happy to install and deliver them if it (Cairo) has the will to negotiate with us,” Korotkov said.

In Sept. 2014, Korotkov said both Cairo and Moscow would hold talks over a MiG-35 fighter jets deal. He announced that Egypt would receive MiG-29 fighter jets in accordance with agreements previously signed between the two sides.

During his 2-day visit to Moscow in February 2014, Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed the purchase of a $2 billion weapons deal including anti-tank missile systems, military transport helicopters and gunships and MiG-29 fighter jets.

On Feb. 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who paid a two-day visit to Cairo, agreed with his Egyptian counterpart to sign certain agreements in fields of power, nuclear energy, agriculture and industry.

Additional reporting by Mo’men Mukhtar

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