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Telephone conversation with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

April 23, 2021

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Taking into account the joint work that has been accomplished to ensure high standards of aviation security at Egyptian airports, an agreement in principle was reached to restore full-fledged air traffic between the Russian Federation and the Arab Republic of Egypt, which corresponds to the friendly nature of relations between the two countries and peoples. It was agreed that the relevant departments will work out the practical parameters for the resumption of flights from Russia to the cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

It was stated that the Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Strategic Cooperation between Russia and Egypt, which entered into force in January 2021, will further enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields. In this context, the progress in the implementation of large joint projects in trade, the economy and energy, as well as coronavirus response measures, including the supply of Russian vaccines and the localisation of their production in Egypt, were discussed.

The leaders exchanged views on the efforts being made by both countries to promote a settlement in Libya.

April 23, 2021