Russia and Egypt have signed strategic a cooperation treaty designed to increase trade, military, and other ties between the two nations following the end of a three-day visit Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Russia is due to offer a range of weapons and military equipment to Egypt; Cairo has signed multibillion-dollar deals to purchase military weapons, including warplanes and helicopters, from Russia. Russia’s Putin and Sisi discussed expanding arms trade and military ties, pointing out that Russian and Egyptian paratroopers were conducting military maneuvers in Egypt.
Sisi was on his fourth trip to Russia since taking office in 2014, and Putin visited Egypt in 2015 and 2017. During Putin’s last visit to the Egyptian capital in December 2017, officials signed a deal for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Dabaa.
The military cooperation between the two countries has been o the rise since Sisi assumption to power in 2014, with the major military acquisitions from Russia in line with Egypt’s policies. Since Sisi’s assumption in office, military armament deals have been the spearhead of the country’s foreign relations, especially with the United States, France, Russia, and Germany.