Egypt’s FM to head to Moscow to discuss bilateral ties, Russian-Ukrainian crisis

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry will head to the Russian capital, Moscow, on Monday to follow up on the bilateral relations between the two countries, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement.

Shoukry is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, and Secretary General of the Russian National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, according to Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesman of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Abu Zeid added that the Egyptian foreign minister will discuss with Russian officials the bilateral relations between the two countries, and means to progress cooperation, in a way that achieves the interests of the two countries.

“The visit will provide an opportunity for the Egyptian and Russian sides to consult and exchange views on many international and regional files that affect the common interests of the two countries, including the developments of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and its various repercussions,” the statement read.

Source: Egypt Today Magazine