President Morsi travels to Russia for business talks
On his first visit as Egyptian president, Morsi brings ministerial team along to discuss investment, petrol, agriculture, electricity and energy with Russian ministers
Ahram Online, Thursday 18 Apr 2013
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (L) speaks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during his visit to South Africa for the fifth BRICS Summit in the coastal city of Durban March 27, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
President Mohamed Morsi and a ministerial delegation departed from Cairo Airport for Russia on Thursday morning, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reports.
The delegation includes Minister of Investment Osama Saleh, Minister of Petroleum Osama Kamal, Minister of Agriculture Salah Abdel Moemen, and Minister of Electricity and Energy Ahmed Imam.
President Morsi will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coastal city of Sochi.
The ministers will discuss cooperation in the fields of investment, petrol, agriculture, electricity and energy.
On 23 February, Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, Novatek, decided to exit the Egyptian market and end its production activities due to the country's political instability and deteriorating security situation, said Anatoliy Chomachka, a diplomatic representative at the Russian embassy in Cairo.