13 February 2014

Egypt: Moscow-Cairo Dialogue Important At Current Phase

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has affirmed that holding dialogue between Moscow and Cairo towards international and regional issues is very important at the current phase.

At the start of a press conference with Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy in Moscow on Thursday 13/2/2014, Lavrov said Egypt and Russia have made great strides in implementing previously-reached deals since the first meeting which was held in Cairo on November 20 as part of the 2+2 talks.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, Fahmy thanked Russian leaders for warm welcome they received in Moscow.

Fahmy said the Russian-Egyptian meeting, which was held in few months, shows the interest of the two countries in boosting bilateral relations.

He added talks bringing together the Egyptian and Russian foreign and defense ministers tackled the most important bilateral and regional issues.

Fahmy said the two sides seek to find political solutions to different problems in the region.

On the situation in Syria, Russia and Egypt agree on the need for rendering the political track a success to create a new atmosphere and help Syrians have a better future, according to Foreign Minister.

Fahmy affirmed the talks took up peacemaking in the Middle East region and highlighted the importance of reaching a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

He hoped an agreement in this regard will be reached according to international legitimacy.

Russia and Egypt share positions towards helping countries of the region overcome their crises without foreign meddling, he said, adding discussions also dwelt on bilateral ties in the cultural and military spheres.

Efforts in the coming period should focus on developing economic Russia-Egypt ties within the framework of their joint committee, according to Fahmy.

At the end of the press conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the United Nations Security Council must be backed to adopt clear-cut resolutions on Syria.

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