Russia ‘important partner’ for Egypt, El-Sisi tells St. Petersburg forum

CAIRO, 19 June 2022, (TON): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has praised Egypt-Russia relations during a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

He said “Russia is an important partner for Egypt in various fields, and relations between the two countries are distinguished.”

El-Sisi added “Egypt and Russia are implementing large and ambitious projects that serve the interests of both countries,” noting “the El Dabaa nuclear plant project is one of the important projects for cooperation with Russia.”

The Egyptian president said “this comes in the context of the Egyptian state’s strategy to expand national projects to use new and renewable energy sources, as well as the project to establish the Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, to be an important platform for the advancement of industry in Africa.”

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