8 November 2013, 12:50

Russia, Egypt to have first-ever 2+2 ministerial meeting on November 13-14

Alexander Lukashevich

Alexander Lukashevich

Alexander Lukashevich

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with their Egyptian colleagues in the 2+2 format in Cairo on November 13-14, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.

"The Russian foreign and defense ministers will convene with their Egyptian colleagues in the 2+2 format in Cairo on November 13-14. That would be the first conversation held in this format in the history of our friendly relations," Lukashevich told a press briefing in Moscow on Friday.

The use of this negotiating mechanism "demonstrates the priority ascribed by Russia to further comprehensive development of its relations with Egypt," Lukashevich stressed.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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