Putin flies from Syria to Cairo, signs accords with El-Sisi

After a short surprise visit to Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew Monday to Cairo, where he joined Egyptian President Abdul-Fatteh El-Sisi in signing a series of accords, one of them covering the establishment of Russian nuclear reactors in Egypt. This was Putin’s second trip to Cairo since 2015 and marks the intensifying of military and economic relations between the two countries. Last month, they signed an agreement permitting the Russian air force to use Western Desert air bases near the Libyan border. DEBKAfile: Russia and Egypt are cooperating in extending air and logistical assistance to Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s forces, which are fighting extremist Islamist militias terrorizing parts of eastern Libya.


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2 thoughts on “Putin flies from Syria to Cairo, signs accords with El-Sisi

  • Dec 11, 2017 @ 17:36 at 17:36

    Putin is so powerful he may tip off any toilet seat with only a good fart!

    • Dec 12, 2017 @ 5:34 at 5:34

      Libya used to be a Soviet client state. Now Putin wants to control Libyan oil and emigration rate from Africa through Libya to Europe i.e. he wants to continue consolidating control over Europe.


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