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Russia: Shoigu touts military ties with Egypt during DF Sobhi's Moscow visit01:30

Russia: Shoigu touts military ties with Egypt during DF Sobhi's Moscow visit

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 4, 2015 at 20:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu held high-level bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi in Moscow on Wednesday, after agreeing to a series of joint naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea one day earlier.

The Russian statesman stated that the collaboration of the two countries in the military-technical sphere had a long history and stressed the importance of the $3.5bn (€2.7bn) arms deal between the two countries made earlier in February. The agreement involves Russia providing Egypt with MIG-29 fighter jets, Kornet anti-tank missile systems, and MI-35 helicopters.

Shoigu went on to announce the first meeting of the Russian Egyptian commission on military-technical collaboration. The two defence ministers also discussed current regional and international challenges including security and stability in the Middle East.

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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu held high-level bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi in Moscow on Wednesday, after agreeing to a series of joint naval drills in the Mediterranean Sea one day earlier.

The Russian statesman stated that the collaboration of the two countries in the military-technical sphere had a long history and stressed the importance of the $3.5bn (€2.7bn) arms deal between the two countries made earlier in February. The agreement involves Russia providing Egypt with MIG-29 fighter jets, Kornet anti-tank missile systems, and MI-35 helicopters.

Shoigu went on to announce the first meeting of the Russian Egyptian commission on military-technical collaboration. The two defence ministers also discussed current regional and international challenges including security and stability in the Middle East.

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