President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with his Russian Counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka - Press photo
CAIRO - 29 June 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with his Russian Counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan on Saturday, where he assured Egypt's aspiration to deepen bilateral relations on different levels.
During their meeting, Sisi praised the major joint projects that are implemented in Egypt, including the El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, and the Russian Industrial Zone in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, which is expected to take economic bilateral relationship to an unprecedented level.
For his part, Putin signaled that Russia gives priority for developing bilateral ties with Egypt during the coming period, as part of the partnership agreement and the strategic cooperation between both countries, said Egyptian presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady.
Both leaders discussed opportunities of triangular cooperation between both Egypt and Russia in the African Continent in the light of Egypt's chairmanship of the African Union, added Rady.
Rady noted that Sisi and Putin reviewed the undergoing preparations of the upcoming African-Russian summit in October to be hosted in the Russian city of Sochi, where both leaders agreed on the importance of reaching actual and practical results for the sake of the African people in the first place, and to draft a sustainable partnership frame and cooperation between Moscow and African states.
Kicked off on Friday, the two-day G20 Summit is hosted in Japan for the first time.