CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi headed to Moscow Friday morning to take part in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Russia’s Victory Day, Youm7 reported.
The day marks the Soviet Union’s victory over the Nazi Germany at part of the World War II.
Some 27 heads of states and governments will attend the celebration, according to Sputnik International, Russia’s state-owned news agency. The attendees will watch a military parade set to take place at Moscow’s Red Square Saturday.
The visit comes per an invitation from the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Sisi’s visit to Russia is the second since he assumed power in June 2014.
He had visited Moscow in August 2014 as a defense minister.
Both leaders met in Cairo during Putin’s visit to Egypt in February.