Egyptian Association of Graduates of Russian and Soviet Universities celebrates 77th anniversary of establishment of bilateral relations

Reham El-Adawi , Thursday 27 Aug 2020

Russian Ambassador to Egypt Georgy Borisenko (photo courtesy of the Russian Cultural Centre)

The Egyptian Association of Graduates of Russian and Soviet Universities has congratulated Russia’s ambassador to Egypt, Georgy Borisenko, on the 77th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on 26 August, 1943.

“The congratulations are directed to ourselves and to our Russian friends, who have proven throughout modern history that they are the most loyal friends of the Egyptian people,” said association president Sherif Gad said.

“In cooperation with the Soviet Union, about 100 projects were built, which are the most important infrastructure for the Egyptian economy, above all the Aswan High Dam,” he added.

Gad said that the depth of bilateral relations is evident in the complete understanding between the two country’s leaderships and the great congruence in international positions shared by the two countries, and by the fact that joint cooperation continues in the construction of major projects such as the El Dabaa nuclear power plant and the Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal region.

Fathy Toughan, secretary-general of the association, said that the Egyptian people regard Russia as the country’s main partner in development and that they are looking forward to more achievements through the agenda of the new ambassador.

Members of the association welcomed the decision of leadership in the two countries to transfer the activities of the Egypt-Russia Cultural Year 2020 to 2021 so that “we can take advantage of this historic and unprecedented event in the history of bilateral relations between the two countries,” said Toughan.

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