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    Russia Interested in Egypt's Leadership on North Africa Security - Shoigu

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    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated that Moscow is interested in Cairo’s leading position in strengthening regional security and stability in North Africa.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia is interested in Egypt’s leadership on strengthening regional security in North Africa and aims to develop a full scope of bilateral relations, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.

    "We are interested in Cairo’s leading position in strengthening regional security and stability in North Africa. We aim to further consistently develop relations between the Russian and Egyptian armed forces in all fields to maintain our countries’ security," Shoigu said at the third joint military and technical cooperation commission.

    Egypt’s Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi said his delegation’s visit "confirms the results of cooperation between the political leadership of the two countries and the result of your visit to Egypt, as well as our common desire to achieve a new breakthrough in this important stage of strategic cooperation."

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