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Egypt, Russia Discuss Bolstering Military Ties

Egypt, Russia Discuss Bolstering Military Ties

Monday, 24 June, 2019 - 19:15
Russian FM Sergei Lavrov, second right, welcomes Egyptian Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki, second left, FM Sameh Shoukry, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on Monday. (AP)
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Egypt’s Defense and Foreign Ministers held talks in Moscow on Monday with their Russian counterparts on expanding military and security ties between the two nations.

Speaking at the start of the talks, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry noted that contacts between Moscow and Cairo help "strengthen security and stability in the region and the entire world."

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Zaki, that Moscow is ready to continue helping strengthen Egypt's defense capability.

Shoigu hailed Egypt as an "example of stability" in the volatile region, voicing support for Egypt's efforts to combat militants in the Sinai Peninsula.

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