FILE: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi
FILE: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

Sisi; 1st foreign leader to give speech in Russia's Council

Mon, Oct. 15, 2018
CAIRO – 15 October 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in Moscow on Monday, Oct. 15, in an official visit to the Republic of Russia to meet with his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin.

"Sisi and Putin will tackle the strategic partnership between Cairo and Moscow and the issues of mutual interest," said presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement issued on Sunday. "Both leaders will resume consultations and talks about regional and international topics."

Radi manifested that Sisi is expected to meet with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and other senior Russian officials to discuss mechanisms of boosting commercial and economic relations between the two countries.

"Sisi is giving a speech before the upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federal Council, marking the first speech of a foreign leader in the council," Radi revealed.

On December 11, 2017, Putin visited Egypt for the second time since Sisi was sworn into office in May 2014; the visit came upon President Sisi's invitation in September 2017.

In February 2015, the Russian president visited Egypt and attended the signature of a number of deals between Cairo and Moscow.
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