Russian consul-general in Egypt’s Hurghada hails Sisi’s efforts to achieve sustainable development



Sat, 16 Apr 2022 - 10:09 GMT


Sat, 16 Apr 2022 - 10:09 GMT

CAIRO – 16 April 2022: Russian Consul-General in Hurghada Viktor Voropayev hailed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s efforts to achieve sustainable development as he met with Qena Governor Ashraf Al-Daoudi on Saturday.

Voropayev, during the meeting, hailed the president’s efforts to achieve sustainable development, especially in the field of producing renewable energy through solar power cells in Aswan’s Benban Solar Park and generating electricity via wind.

This in addition to implementing a road network connecting governorates nationwide in a way that facilitates movement, shortens travel time, and attract further investors.

Voropayev said the consul seeks to enhance its relations with the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena in the various development fields, including agriculture, industry, investment, and education.

The consul-general also hailed the efforts made by the executive authorities in Qena and the progress witnessed by the governorate regarding basic services and infrastructure over the past period.

Voropayev voiced appreciation for the Egyptian-Russian relations on the popular and official levels, affirming that the relations between the two countries date back to the sixties of the past century during the establishment of Aswan High Dam.

During the meeting, Daoudi asked the Russian consul to make sure that the Russian investors learn about the advantages and investment opportunities that Qena enjoys and to invite them to pump investments into the governorate.

Qena has two industrial zones in the cities of Qift and Naga Hammadi, which include all the required facilities, the governor said. This is in addition to the general free zone in Qift that provides great facilities to facilitate export operations.

Egypt and Russia share warm relations on the political, diplomatic, industrial and economic fields as well as regarding tourism.

Around 700,000 Russian tourists visited Egypt in 2021, said Russian Ambassador to Egypt Georgy Borisenko, referring to the year that witnessed the resumption of direct Russian flights to the Red Sea resort cities of Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada.

Flag carrier EgyptAir announced resuming flights on Friday between Cairo and Moscow after weeks of hiatus in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Russia, earlier this month, also announced easing coronavirus restrictions on 52 “friendly” countries, including Egypt.

The flag carrier announced that it will operate one daily flight between the two countries.

The Moscow-bound flights operated by EgyptAir will take off from Terminal 2 and will depart to the Russian capital on 9:30 AM Cairo Time.

The flight will leave Moscow to Cairo on 10 PM on the same day.



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