CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet Monday the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev to discuss the outcomes of the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest visit to Egypt, Youm7 reported.
The two-day visit came upon an invitation from the President’s aide for National Security Fayza Abu el-Naga; Patrushev is leading a delegation including high-level figures from the Security Council of Russia and Putin’s special envoy for Middles East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov, and representatives of the Russian ministries of justice, interior, and counterterrorism.
The delegation will meet with the Egyptian President aide for the Security Affairs and Counterterrorism Ahmed Gamal al-Din and the Egyptian National Security Council Secretary Khaled al-Baqali, and representatives from the concerned ministries.
Putin paid Egypt a two-day visit Feb. 10, and signed with Sisi 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.
A Russian delegation visited Saturday the Dabaa district in the western north part of Egypt where the first nuclear plant is slated to be built.
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.
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.
During a 2-day visit to Moscow in February 2014, President Sisi, when he was the minister of Defense, discussed a $2 billion weapons deal including anti-tank missile systems, military transport helicopters and gunships and MiG-29 fighter jets.