President Abdel Fatah El Sisi meets Russian President Putin Wednesday in Sochi to highlight ways to expand Egyptian Russian cooperation and exchange views on issues of major international agenda.
El Sisi and Putin discuss the resumption of direct charter flights from Russia to Egyptian Red Sea resorts during their meeting, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told press, according to Reuters.
President El Sisi arrived in Sochi for a formal meeting with Putin on Wednesday. El Sisi headed to Moscow on Monday on a three-day visit to Russia to hold talks with President Putin.
On December 11, 2017 Putin visited Egypt for the second time since El Sisi was sworn into office in May 2014; the visit came upon President El Sisi’s invitation in September 2017.
In February 2015, the Russian president visited Egypt and attended the signature of a number of deals between Cairo and Moscow.