Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will pay a working visit to Egypt on Thursday to attend an official ceremony of commissioning the new Suez Canal, the press service of the Russian government said. The visit will take place at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
The press service did not specify Medvedev’s meetings in Egypt but, according to reports, the ceremony of opening the new canal will bring together the leaders of a number of states. Thus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he wanted to see his Russian counterpart.
“Egypt is one of Russia’s leading partners in the Arab world,” the government’s press service said. “”ur countries are tired by traditional relations of friendship and comprehensive cooperation based on principles of respect to sovereignty and non-interference into each other’s domestic affairs, due account of mutual interests, and the common visions of the basics of the present-day world order.”