Russia offers Egypt interesting projects in the field of military-technical cooperation, satisfied that Cairo is seeking to use to equip his army Russian-made weapons, said Monday the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu.
“We note with satisfaction that Egypt seeks to use the equipment for the national Armed forces with modern armament and military equipment of the Russian production”, – said Shoigu on Monday during the meeting with the defense Minister of Egypt Colonel General of Sedqi Sobhi Sayyid Ahmed.
“For its part, he said, is strive to offer our Egyptian friends the most interesting projects in the field of military-technical cooperation”.
“Thanks to the leaders of the two countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egypt’s Abdel Fatah said Al-Sisi the bilateral relations, see the obvious rise, there is a steady positive dynamics of development of cooperation in the military sphere”, – said the Russian Minister.
“Through regular meetings of the presidents we coordinate and adjust our work”, – said Shoigu.
According to him, the Ministry of defence of the two countries will intensify work on mutual exchange of military personnel for training in the military academies of the two countries aimed at increasing the number of joint exercises.
Shoigu invited his counterpart to participate in military-technical forum “Army-2017” and in the International games, which for several years organized by the defense Ministry.
The Minister of defence of Egypt has said that his subordinates are convinced that military games are an important element of training.
“The Arab Republic of Egypt is an important strategic partner of Russia in North Africa and the middle East. We are interested in a leadership position of Cairo in the issues of strengthening regional security and stability,” – said Shoigu at the talks.