Telephone conversation with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi 2018-03-21 20:40:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the latter's initiative. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi warmly congratulated Vladimir Putin on winning the presidential election. Both presidents reiterated their commitment to continue making progress in all areas of the multi-faceted cooperation between Russia and Egypt. In particular, the planned resumption of direct air service between Moscow and Cairo in the near future was noted with satisfaction. The political settlement process in Syria was thoroughly discussed. Vladimir Putin wished Mr el-Sisi a smooth presidential election in Egypt, scheduled for March 26–28.