President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, friends,
I am happy to meet with you.
I would like to start our conversation by saying that relations between Egypt and Russia are developing dynamically, and we have plans to elevate them to a new and more advanced level, since this is the objective of the Treaty on Comprehensive Partnership and Strategic Cooperation, which we signed during your visit to Russia in October 2018.
Mr President, we appreciate your work as co-chair of the Russia – Africa Summit to be held in October in Russia. I hope we will both contribute to creating a new impetus for developing relations between Russia and Africa.
I am also very pleased to have this opportunity to discuss our bilateral relations and the overall situation in the region.
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (retranslated): Your Excellency President Putin, allow me to thank you and to greet you.
I also want to stress the special importance I attach to our relations, as well as to highlight our readiness to foster and enhance our bilateral relations at various levels, including at the strategic level.
We are always committed to cooperation and developing relations in all areas, especially in the economy, trade, and also in countering terrorism. Thank you very much for the opportunity to take advantage of Russian’s knowledge and expertise.