(dailyalert.org, Feb. 11, 2015)
Egypt and Russia “have signed a memorandum of understanding to build the first nuclear plant in [the northern city of] El-Dabaa,” Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said Tuesday on the second day of President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to the country. Sisi also said that Cairo would strengthen its military cooperation with Moscow. (Al Arabiya)
(Good work Obama!…Ed.)
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The agreement for Russia to construct a nuclear power plant to generate electricity in Egypt is one of several potential industrial and trade deals discussed during Putin’s visit. Cairo has sought to strengthen its ties with Moscow against the backdrop of strained ties with its long-time ally Washington. “We see in Russia a strategic friend and a real asset to balanced foreign relations for Egypt,” al-Sisi said.
An Egyptian-Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal area is being discussed. Putin also noted that 3 million Russian tourists visited Egypt in 2014, a 50% increase compared to past years. (Al-Ahram-Egypt)
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