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Mutual Visits

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On 17/10/2017: Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel-Aal paid a visit to Russia to participate in the 137th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in St. Petersburg, Russia. During the meeting, Abdel-Aal presented Egypt's vision on the regional and international developments.

On 21/8/2017: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri started a session of talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on boosting bilateral relations and coordination on a host of regional and international issues, topped by countering terrorism.

On 29/5/2017: Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Cairo and held talks with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to discuss cooperation between the two countries and a number of regional issues, topped by the crises in Libya and Syria.

On 6/5/2017: Pope Twadros II, the Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of St. Mark, visited Russia. He was received by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the presence of Patriarch Kyrill, Patriarch of the Russian Church.

On 4/3/2017: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Chairperson of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko and her accompanying delegation. Talks discussed cooperation between Egypt and Russia in the various fields in the coming phase. The two sides reviewed current developments in view of the efforts exerted to work out political settlement to regional crises.

On 1/3/2017: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Sisi asserted the strength of Egyptian-Russian ties. Sisi said that Egypt is looking forward to boosting cooperation between Egypt and Russia in the field of manufacturing civil and military products. Sisi pointed out the importance of strengthening partnership with Russia in the different economic and industrial fields.

On 29/11/2017: A Russian security delegation visited Egypt and met Minister of Civil Aviation Sharif Fathi. The delegation commended the security equipment and procedures in Cairo International Airport Terminal 2.

On 2/11/2016: A delegation from the Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Authority visited Russia to discuss the export of Egyptian products to Moscow.

On 7/11/2016: Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Issam Fayed visited Russia to attend the 18th session of the International Gold and Olive Exhibition.

On 4/9/2016: Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi visited Moscow. The minister held a series of talks with senior Russian officials in light of the Egyptian-Russian strategic cooperation. He also attended the third meeting of the joint Egyptian-Russian Military Committee that will probe a number of issues in view of the partnership and military cooperation between the two countries' armed forces.

On 28/7/2016: Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathi, Attorney General Counselor Nabil Sadiq and Chairman of the Russian Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission Ayman El-Mokhtam visited Moscow. The delegation presented to the Russian authorities the latest developments in the investigation of the Russian plane crash that took place after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh Airport.

On 15/3/2016: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The talks reflected distinguished relations between both countries. The talks tackled all aspects of bilateral ties along with the latest developments in the Middle East region, mainly the situation in Syria, Libya, Yemen and the Palestinian cause.

On 28/1/2016: Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Alexander Botabov visited Egypt and met Minister of Defense and Military Production Sedkai Sobhi. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed a number of issues of mutual interest, as well as a number of agreements to strengthen partnership and cooperation between the two countries.

On 26/1/2016: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin. During the meeting, Sisi has stressed Egypt's keenness on boosting cooperation with Russia in all fields. Sisi hailed as "historical" and "strong" relations with Moscow. Naryshkin conveyed Russian President Vladimir Putin's best regards to Sisi. He told Sisi that Russia appreciates the role played by Egypt to achieve security and stability in the region. Naryshkin congratulated Sisi on completing the parliamentary elections and the start of the parliamentary sessions. Sisi, for his part, stressed the importance of enhancing parliamentary ties between the two countries.

On 26/11/2015: Russian Minister of State for Military Production Alexander Botabov visited Egypt and met Minister of State for Military Production Dr. Mohammed Al-Assar.

On 25/11/2015: Russian Defense Minister Sergey Kozugitovic Shugu and his delegation visited Egypt and met Minister of Defense and Military Production Sedkai Sobhi. The two sides signed the minutes of the second meeting of the Joint Military Commission and a number of protocols of cooperation between the armed forces of both countries in many fields.

On 24/11/2015: Russian Defense Minister Sergey Kozugitovic Shugu was received by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The meeting discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as coordinate the positions of Egypt and Russia on regional and international issues of common concern.

On 19/11/2015: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met Sergey Kiriyenko, the head of Russia's state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom. After the meeting, Sisi witnessed inking three agreements between Russia and Egypt, including an agreement in the field of construction and operation of nuclear power plants to produce electricity.

On 6/9/2015: Assistant Foreign Minister Hisham Badr visited Russia at the head of an Egyptian delegation to participate in the political consultations between Egypt and Russia. Badr stressed that the political consultations with the Russian side dealt with many issues related to disarmament, non-proliferation, Egypt's candidacy for membership of the Security Council for the period 2016-2017, expansion of the Security Council and issues on the agenda of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

On 25/8/2015, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi arrived in Moscow, kicking off a three-day official visit to Russia. He held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fifth summit meeting between them, within the special relationship binding the two countries.

On 26/5/2015, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. The meeting dealt with the establishment of a free trade zone between Egypt and the Eurasian Customs Union, which comprises Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia.

On 25/5/2015, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Russian Counterpart Sergi Lavrov underlined the importance of intensifying efforts to combat terrorism, foster national dialogue and respect sovereignty of regional States.

On 8/5/2015, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is taking part in Moscow's celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

On 21/3/2015, Industry Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour has shaken up the Egyptian side of the Egyptian-Russian Business Council to put more focus on increasing the volume of bilateral trade.

On 3/3/2015, Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi met his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu at the headquarters of the Russian Defense Ministry. The two ministers probed boosting bilateral military and security cooperation.

On 2/3/2015, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi hailed the stance of the Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin in support to Egypt. The President described Egyptian-Russian relations as strong, stable and historical.

This came during his meeting with Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of the Russian National Security Council.

On 26/2/2015, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry visited Russia and met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and discussed means of boosting relations between Egypt and Russia. Lavrov asserted his country's support for an Arab draft resolution referred to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Libya.

On 9/2/2015, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received Russian President Vladimir Putin who arrived in Cairo on a two-day visit, leading a high-level delegation to Egypt. They discussed political and economic relations between the two countries, and also Middle East problems including the Palestinian–Israeli conflict. They witnessed signing of a number of memos of understanding to establish a nuclear zone in Dabaa area to generate power and other investment zones. Economic cooperation increased by 80 percent due to the increase of Egyptian agricultural products and the increase of Russian oil products to Egypt. President Putin said the number of Russian tourists visiting Egypt 2014 hit 3 million with a 50 % increase due to the stability in Egypt.

In December 2014, President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi received Deputy Russian Prime Minister Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich. During the talks, the President Sisi stressed the importance of maintaining cooperation between Egypt and the Russian Federation in all fields.

The President was referring to the significance of the element of time for Egypt in advancing towards of development with the aim of fulfilling the aspirations of the Egyptian people.

Attending the meeting were Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour, the Deputy Russian Ministers of Agriculture and Energy and the Russian Ambassador in Cairo.

In August 2014, President Abdul-Fattah al Sisi visited Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Discussions focused on Middle East developments in Gaza, Libya, Iraq and Syria. The two sides agreed on the need for greater global cooperation in the fight against terrorism. Talks also dealt with political and economic developments in Egypt.

In May 2014, a Russian people's delegation visited Egypt to mark the 50th anniversary of diverting the river Nile in Egypt during the Construction of the High Dam in 1964. Attending were a Russian engineers who were actually involved in the construction of the Dam.

In February 2014, Minister of Defense Colonel-General Abdul Fattah El Sisi and Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy paid a two-day visit to Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Colonel-General Abdul Fattah El Sisi, met in Moscow, to review bilateral ties, especially in the area of fostering military ties, in addition to the current developments in Egypt. Putin expressed hope that new mechanisms for cooperation between the two countries would be established. The Russian President expressed Moscow's aspiration for a wider scope of cooperation with Egypt after Presidential elections adding that he fully backs Egypt's new constitution. Al-Sisi, meanwhile said his visit offers a new start to the development of military and technological cooperation between the two countries. Earlier al-Sisi held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoygu, reviewing military cooperation between the two countries as well as security challenges in the Middle East and their effect on Egyptian security. For his part, Shoygu said the two sides touched on the possibility of Russia and Egypt conducting joint military exercises and the option of Egypt's officers undergoing military training in Moscow.

In November 2013, former President Adly Mansour received visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defene Minister Sergey Shoygu as well as special envoy of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov and their accompanying delegation, with Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kerbachenko attending. During the meeting, Lavrov and Shoygu conveyed Putin's greetings to Mansour, hoping that Egypt would achieve stability and asserting Russian support for Egypt in the coming period, Presidential Spokesman Ihab Badawi said. Mansour expressed his appreciation and keenness on relations binding Egypt and Russia, asserting the importance of boosting bilateral relations in all fields. Egypt is keen to be open to all international actors as well as establishing balanced relations based on its national interests, he added. The situation in Syria and efforts to convene the Geneva 2 conference in search of a political solution to the war-torn country and Middle East peace were also discussed.

In November 2013, former President Adly Mansour received a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he expressed his country's full support of Egypt, and the interim administration which took over on the heels of 30 June Revolution.

In September 2013, Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi arrived in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow covering bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual interest, mainly the Palestinian and Syrian files. The Foreign Minister was also received by the Secretary of Russian National Security Nikolai Patrushev.

In March 2010, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Khristenko visited Egypt, where he co-chaired the 8th session of the Egyptian-Russian joint Committee alongside his Egyptian counterpart.

On 23/6/2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Egypt took place. During the course of the visit the Treaty on strategic partnership between Egypt and Russia was signed, which defined the main lines of bilateral cooperation.

In March 2008, former President Hosni Mubarak, arrived in Moscow on an official visit, in the course of which he met with President Dmitry Medvedev. The two Heads of state attended the signing ceremony of the Agreement on cooperation in the field of using atomic energy.

In April 2007, the Protocol of Understanding on establishing the specialized industrial zone with the participation of the Russia, in the city of Burg El-Arab (near Alexandria) was signed within the framework of the visit to Egypt of Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Khristenko.

On 1/11/2006, Former Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt, was in Moscow with an official visit. The Egyptian delegation accompanying him also included Minister of Information Anis Fekki, Minister of Trade and Industry Rashid Muhammad Rashid, Minister of Investments Mahmoud Mohieddin, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, who was received by Sergey Lavrov.

On 26/4/2005, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a working visit to Egypt, the first visit on such a level for the last 40 years. He met with former President Hosni Mubarak. As a result of negotiations the Joint statement on deepening the friendly relations between the Russian Federation and the Arab Republic of Egypt was adopted.

In April 2001, Former President Hosni Mubarak paid another official visit to Moscow, during which the Long-Term Programme of developing trade, economic, industrial, science and technical cooperation as well as the declaration of principle of friendly relationship and cooperation were signed.

In September 1997, Former President Hosni Mubarak embarked on his first official visit Russia. A joint communiqué was released; 7 agreements signed.

In 1991, after the disintegration of the USSR, Egypt was quick to establish diplomatic ties with the Russian Federation.

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