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Egypt's military production minister heads to Russia for talks

Ahram Online , Sunday 20 Mar 2016
Mohamed El-Assar
Snapshot from State TV of Egypt's military production minister Mohamed El-Assar
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Egypt's minister of military production Mohamed El-Assar traveled to Russia on Sunday with a high-level military delegation to discuss cooperation with Russian officials in the field of joint military production.

Strategic and military cooperation between Egypt and Russia has been on the rise since Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi took office in June 2014.

Moscow and Cairo have recently signed a number of agreements whereby Russia would sell jet fighters and other military hardware to Egypt.

In November 2015, Russia and Egypt also signed a deal to build a nuclear plant in Cairo.

Russian and Egyptian militaries have been coordinating their efforts in the fight against terrorism by sharing information, training personnel, and delivering specialised technology.
 

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