Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met on Thursday 14/11/2013 with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who arrived here on Wednesday 13/11/2013.
An official welcome ceremony was held for the Russian guest at the headquarters of the Egyptian Defense Ministry in Kobri el-Kobba.
Army Chief of Staff Sedki Sobhi and other army commanders were on hand to welcome the Russian Minister.
Sisi and Shoigu will hold talks on boosting military cooperation within the coming period.
Also, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived earlier in the day. The high-profile visit is part of a series of visits exchanged between the two sides lately.