Egypt's Sisi, FM to visit Russia for talks

Wednesday's trip will represent al-Sisi's first foreign visit since he was promoted to Field Marshal – the highest rank in the Egyptian military hierarchy – by interim President Adly Mansour late last month.

Egypt's Sisi, FM to visit Russia for talks

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi will head to Moscow later on Wednesday, according to a statement by an army spokesman.

The two men will head to the Russian capital for separate talks with their respective counterparts – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov – following the latters' "historic" visit to Cairo last year, army spokesman Ahmed Ali said via Facebook.

Shoigu and Lavrov visited Cairo in November – the first such visit by a Russian defense minister to the Egyptian capital since 1971.

November's visit came amid reports of a $4 billion Russian arms export deal with Egypt, considered the largest Egypt-Russia arms deal since former president Anwar al-Sadat stopped purchasing weapons from Russia in 1977 and tilted towards the US.

Wednesday's trip will represent al-Sisi's first foreign visit since he was promoted to Field Marshal – the highest rank in the Egyptian military hierarchy – by interim President Adly Mansour late last month.

The army chief is widely expected to run for president in upcoming polls, hoping to ride a wave of popular support following the army's ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi last summer.

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Abraham
Abraham - 5 yıl Before

Ethiopia is ready to defend her enemy. The army is ready. But the goernment of Ethiopia should also be ready to retilate to any Egyptian diplomatic or military attack.The best prepartion should be to make sure a number of tracketrs and excavtours are available to make sure that we build enough lakes in Ethiopia to stop the water reaching to Egypt. this is the best strategy and cost effective.Cost-effective war.