Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on his overwhelming victory in the presidential election in Egypt. He reaffirmed Russia’s intention to further develop mutually beneficial cooperation in many areas, including energy, industry and transport.
In view of the upcoming tripartite Russia–Turkey-Iran summit in Ankara, the leaders discussed the Syrian settlement and the overall situation in the Middle East, in particular in Palestine and Israel. They noted both countries’ close and identical views on the above issues.
Overall, the conversation was constructive and friendly.