President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received in Cairo on Sunday a Russian delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov and including top representatives of CJSC Transmashholding; the largest manufacturer of locomotives and rail equipment in Russia.
The Egyptian President hailed the Egyptian-Russian growing relations, expressing Egypt's keenness to further strengthen and develop relations with Moscow at all levels, especially in commercial and industrial fields.
The meeting was attended by Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Transport Minister Hesham Arafat, Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Kamel El-Waziry and Head of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) Ashraf Raslan.
President El-Sisii hailed cooperation with Russia in the railways field, expressing Egypt's keenness to obtain the best financial and contractual offers for supplying new railway vehicles, including the localization of industry and the transfer of expertise as required by Egypt in all its contracts in accordance with the best international standards.
Egypt's Presidential spokesman Bassam Rad quoted Kalamanov as saying that Russia appreciates its deep-rooted relations with Egypt and its aspiration to push forward cooperation in various fields, especially in the industrial field.
The Russian official also expressed readiness to provide all capabilities in support of the Egyptian plan to develop its railways.