Russian FM briefs Egypt’s Sisi on development of Ukrainian crisis: Presidential Spox



Sun, 24 Jul 2022 - 11:36 GMT


Sun, 24 Jul 2022 - 11:36 GMT

File- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov receives President El Sisi in Russia on August 12, 2014- Press Photo

File- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov receives President El Sisi in Russia on August 12, 2014- Press Photo

CAIRO – 25 JULY 2022: In his visit to Egypt, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov briefed President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on the latest developments related to the Ukraine crisis and the Russian international moves in this regard, said Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady in media comments on Sunday evening.


Rady added in remarks to TEN T.V. that President Sisi affirmed Egypt’s firm position in giving priority to the language of dialogue and having a peaceful path in solving the crisis.


President Sisi and Lavrov also discussed other bilateral issues, including those related to the tourism sector and the executive sectors of the ministries.


President Sisi received Sunday Lavrov at Al Itihadiyah Presidential Palace to discuss bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern.


The minister delivered the greetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who expressed appreciation for Egypt's initiative to form a contact group at the Arab League with the aim of brokering a settlement to the Ukrainian crisis, and that visited Moscow earlier this year.


Putin also expressed in the message his eagerness for consolidating bilateral ties with Egypt within the framework of the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed in Sochi in 2018, and that is mostly embodied in the joint under-progress developmental projects.


In turn, President Sisi asked Lavrov to deliver his greetings to his Russian counterpart, expressing appreciation for the current fruitful cooperation spearheaded by the Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, and the Russian Industrial Zone (RIZ) located at the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCzone).


Minister Lavrov informed President Sisi of the latest developments in the Ukrainian crisis and relevant Russian moves on the international scale. In that context, the Egyptian president asserted the salience of prioritizing dialogue, and political solutions, stressing Egypt's readiness to back that orientation within the international community.


The meeting also tackled the supply of grains and food, as well as the impact of the crisis on the oil and gas sector, as indicated by the Egyptian Presidency's press statement.


The meeting was attended by Lavrov's deputy, the Russian ambassador to Cairo, Egyptian minister of foreign affairs, and deputy head of the Middle East and North Africa Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry.



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