CAIRO: Egyptian Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi flew to Russia Saturday in a visit that may last for several days to discuss military cooperation between both sides, the Egyptian Ministry of Defense stated Saturday.
The minister and his accompanied military delegation will hold meetings with senior Russian officials to increase military and security cooperation, the statement added.
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.
On Feb. 10, Russian President Putin, who recently paid a two-day visit to Cairo, signed with his Egyptian counterpart agreements in fields of power, nuclear energy, agriculture and industry. It was also agreed between both leaders that Russia would build the first nuclear power plant in Egypt.
During a 2-day visit to Moscow in February 2014, President 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.