President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in china - press photo President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in china - press photo

Russia’s Putin arrives in Cairo Monday

Thu, Dec. 7, 2017
CAIRO - 7 December 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Cairo on Monday, the Russian Kremlin said on Thursday.

A Russian delegation consisting of 35 officials arrived in Cairo on Thursday to prepare for the visit of President Vladimir Putin to Cairo, according to security forces at Cairo International Airport.

On Monday, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a telephone call from Putin during which the presidents discussed Egypt’s first under-construction nuclear power plant (NPP) of Dabaa, Egyptian presidential spokesperson Ambassador Bassam Rady, remarked in a statement.

Both leaders will attend the inauguration of the Dabaa plant, located at the Mediterranean city of Dabaa in Marsa Matrouh, by the end of this year, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity, Mohamed Shaker, previously told Egypt Today.

On September 5, Sisi invited Putin to attend the final signing ceremony of the Dabaa plant in Egypt, and Putin announced that he accepted the invitation. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced that the foundation stone of the Dabaa nuclear power plant will be laid soon.

The plant is built on 55 square kilometers in Dabaa, Matrouh governorate; once completed, it will consist of eight reactors. Russia will build the first four reactors while the construction of the other four will be through international aid. Each reactor will produce 1,200 megawatts of energy.


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