Sisi hails Egypt-Russia growing relations
Monday، 06 August 2018 - 11:30 AM
At a meeting with a Russian delegation, the president expressed Egypt's keenness to further strengthen and develop relations with Russia at all levels, especially in commercial and industrial fields.
The delegation, chaired by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov, gathered the head and top representatives of CJSC Transmashholding; the largest manufacturer of locomotives and railway equipment in Russia.
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Transport Minister Hisham Arafat, Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Kamel El-Wazir and Head of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) Ashraf Raslan took part in the meeting.
President Sisi hailed cooperation with Russia in the railways field, expressing Egypt's keenness on getting the best financial and contractual offers for supplying new railway vehicles, including the localization of industry and the transfer of expertise as required by Egypt in all its contracts in accordance with the best international standards.
Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady quoted Kalamanov as saying that Russia appreciates its deep-rooted relations with Egypt and its aspiration to push forward cooperation in various fields, especially in industrial domain.
He also expressed readiness to provide all capabilities in support of the Egyptian plan to develop its railways.