Russia, Egypt: Maintaining Intensive Dialogue to Promote Multifaceted Cooperation

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From Strategic Culture Foundation

By PETER KORZUN

Source: Russia, Egypt: Maintaining Intensive Dialogue to Promote Multifaceted Cooperation

Russian foreign and defense ministers visited Egypt on May 29 to meet Egyptian counterparts within the framework of the 2+2 format talks. They were received by Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi who emphasized that the multifaceted ties between the two countries reached a strategic level.

The 2+2 format is used by Moscow to maintain dialogue with most trusted partners to address foreign policy, defense and security-related issues simultaneously. Russia and the US had regularly held 2+2 format talks till the relations cooled over Ukraine in 2014. Moscow and Cairo have held 2+2 meeting since 2013. Russia considers Egypt as «a most important strategic partner of Russia in North Africa and the Middle East», as Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu tol-Col. Gen. Sedki Sobhy.

Extending the 10-year Strategic Partnership Agreement concluded in 2009 was…

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