Egypt Pres. affirms keenness on promoting cooperation with Russia

Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi with the lower house of Russia's parliament, Sergey Naryshkin
Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi with the lower house of Russia’s parliament, Sergey Naryshkin

CAIRO, Jan 26 (KUNA) — Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi stressed on Tuesday his country’s keenness on enhancing cooperation with Russia in all fields.
This came during talks held between Al-Sisi and speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, Sergey Naryshkin, said presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef, that adding the talks dealt with some regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Youssef noted that Al-Sisi stressed the importance of cooperation with Russia to combat terrorist groups, and promote cultural, social, economic and parliamentary ties.
On his part, Naryshkin expressed Russia’s appreciation to Egypt’s role in achieving stability in the region, stressing the depth of close and distinguished ties between the two countries, Youssef said.
Naryshkin affirmed Russia’s keenness on continued coordination and consultation with Egypt concerning issues of mutual interest, mainly combating terrorism and extremism in the Middle East region.
He told reporters following meeting with Egyptian House of Representatives speaker Ali Abdulaal that the task to return to Egypt tourist flow from Russia may be solved any time soon.
“We really discussed in detail issues of resuming the flow of Russian tourists to Egyptian resorts, and I am convinced that we will be able to solve these tasks soon,” he said.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed some issues, mainly the Syrian crisis, stressing the need to find a peaceful solution to the crisis, and demanding concerted efforts at international and regional levels to combat terrorism. (end) rg.hm

Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi with the lower house of Russia's parliament, Sergey Naryshkin
Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi with the lower house of Russia’s parliament, Sergey Naryshkin