Friday December 8, 2017
The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will visit Egypt next week to discuss expanding political, economic, energy and trade ties.
Putin’s visit follows the Russian government’s announcement last week that Moscow and Cairo have drafted an agreement for Russian warplanes to use Egyptian military bases.
The deal comes as part of Moscow’s efforts to further expand its military foothold in the region following its military campaign in Syria.
Under Sissi, Egypt has expanded military ties with Russia and signed a slew of deals to buy Russian weapons.