Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on his re-election for a second term, expressing hope for further joint cooperation between both countries in all fields.
"The election’s outcome has proved your great authority among your fellow citizens and their wide support for your policy aimed at resolving pressing social and economic issues, as well as at strengthening stability in the country," read the message made public by the Kremlin press service, Tass news agency reported, citing Putin's message to Sisi.
"Russia values strategic partnership with Egypt. I expect that our joint efforts will advance mutually beneficial cooperation in every area, as well as the coordination of activities at the global and regional level, particularly in countering global security threats. Undoubtedly, it is in the best interest of our countries’ people," Putin said.