Sisi discusses enhancing ongoing joint cooperation with Russia’s Putin

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Mar 2023

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Thursday ways to enhance cooperation between Egypt and Russia, particularly through ongoing joint development projects, in a telephone call with Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Al-Ahram


The Egyptian presidency said El-Sisi and Putin discussed the latest regional and international developments, stressing the importance of reinforcing stability in the Middle East and resolving current crises in the region in a way that safeguards the interests of the region's peoples.

The two leaders also discussed ways to overcome current global crises, particularly the food crisis.

They both reaffirmed the importance of enhancing food security, especially in Africa where countries have been most affected. 

The Egyptian presidency added that the two presidents exchanged congratulations on 80 years of diplomatic relations.

Both presidents valued the historic and distinct relations that bind the two countries in various fields at the popular and official levels.

They confirmed their commitment to further advancing these ties in the coming period.

Despite the Russian-Ukrainian war and the western sanctions on Moscow, joint projects between Russia and Egypt continue uninterrupted, most importantly the $26 billion Dabaa nuclear power plant, and the investments in the Suez Canal Economic Free Zone.

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