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Delegations of the defense departments of Russia and Egypt discussed issues of further cooperation in Moscow today at the seventh meeting of the joint commission on military-technical cooperation.

“Egypt is a strategic partner of Russia on the African continent. We note with satisfaction the similarity of views of Moscow and Cairo on issues of regional security, the fight against terrorism and extremism, ”said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, opening the plenary session. “It is important to work together to confront these threats, which have become yet another convenient tool in the hands of the Western powers.”

The head of the military department reaffirmed the intention to continue active interaction with Egypt in strengthening security and stability in the Middle East and North Africa. He noted that, despite the restrictions imposed around the world related to the new coronavirus infection, the dynamics of Russian-Egyptian contacts remains at a high level.

The minister also thanked his Egyptian colleagues for participating in the Army 2021 forum and the International Army Games. “I think this is a sign of reliable and promising cooperation between the military departments of our countries. We are always glad to see our Egyptian friends in Russia, ”said Sergei Shoigu.

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