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  • Tuesday ,10 February 2015
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Putin arrives in Cairo

By Aswat Masriya

Home News

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Tuesday ,10 February 2015

Putin arrives in Cairo

Russian president Vladimir Putin arrived in Cairo late Monday, leading a delegation of ministers on a two-day visit, state-run news agency MENA reported.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is scheduled to accompany Putin to the Cairo Opera House tonight, where both presidents would watch a cultural show on the history of Egyptian-Russian relations, according to a presidential statement.

The two presidents are also scheduled to hold a press conference on Tuesday following talks between them.

Sisi has visited Russia twice in 2014, once as defence minister in February on a trip that came as follow-up to a visit by Russian defence minister to Cairo in November 2013.  

More recently Sisi visited last August as president.

Putin has supported the Egyptian president since the February visit, announcing that he is backing the former defence minister's possible presidential bid.