Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at his news conference at the Russian Embassy in U.S - REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at his news conference at the Russian Embassy in U.S - REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Russian foreign defense ministers to visit Egypt May 29

Fri, May. 26, 2017
CAIRO – 25 May 2017: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Cairo on May29 to meet President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, according to the Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Thursday.

Zakharova said, in her weekly press conference, that the trip would include holding several separate meetings with Egypt’s top officials, notably Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry and Defense Minister Sedky Sobhy.

The Russian officials will discuss key regional issues with their Egyptian counterparts, paying special attention to the situation in Syria, Zakharova said.

The expected visit comes a few days after the US-led coalition conducted an airstrike against Syrian troops near the town of al-Tanf under the claim that pro-government forces were moving inside a de-escalation zone in southern Syria.

Zakharova said that the airstrike was carried out in violation of international law, describing it as unacceptable.
 
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