SHARM EL-SHEIKH (Sputnik) — Egypt hopes that the country’s trade and industrial cooperation with Russia will expand further, Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab told RIA Novosti Saturday.
On Saturday, Mahlab held bilateral talks with Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev in the framework of the Egypt’s Economic Development Conference. After the talks, Mahlab said that the meeting was “frutifil.”
Diplomatic relations between the USSR and Egypt were established on August 26, 1943.
Recently, after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s February visit to Egypt, the sides agreed to increase military-technical, trade, security and economic cooperation.