Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov met in Cairo, Egypt. April 6, 2019. Egypt Today 
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov met in Cairo, Egypt. April 6, 2019. Egypt Today

Egyptian-Russian Summit to be held in Moscow next summer

Sat, Apr. 6, 2019
CAIRO - 6 April 2019: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov met in Cairo on Saturday to discuss the developments of Middle Easteran affairs, particularly the Palestianian Cause, and the status of Syria, Libya, and Yemen.

The matters discussed included counterterrorism in the region, and partnership with Russia, Shokry stated in a joint press conference.

Lavrov described the talks with his Egyptian counterpart and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as fruitful affirming his country’s commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Egypt.

The Russian minister stated that the military operation taking place in Libya l to capture Tripoli and clashes with the militias dominated the talks. Lavrov stressed the importance of not levelling accusations at any parties highlighting that NATO caused the destruction of Libya and that no justification for what is happening should be made.

However, the minister expressed his country’s rejection to the use of fighter jets in battles between both parties who are the Libyan National Army and militias affiliated with the Government of National Accord. The operation was launched on Thursday.

Lavrov said talks had also covered the resumption of Russian flights into Egyptian resort towns bordering the Red Sea, and the necessity to continue the communication about airports security. However, the minister said it was not possible to set precise dates of flights resumption.

The meeting examined peaceful and diplomatic settlements of crisis engulfing the region asserting that his country will continue coordination and consultation with the Egyptian side.

Both ministers held talks over developments in the Gulf and the Middle East declaring that an Egyptian-Russian summit will take place in Moscow next Summer.

Also, an African-Russian Summit will take place in October.
 
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