Telegram founder warns weaker encryption in messenger apps may disrupt national securityBusiness & Economy June 26, 15:22
No cases of racism at FIFA Confederations Cup — Nigerian fanSport June 26, 14:56
Kremlin comments on dispute between Telegram founder and telecom watchdogRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 14:27
Diplomat notes possible exodus of Russia’s envoy to US not spur-of-the-moment moveRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 14:15
Russia to feature advanced torpedo at St. Petersburg naval showMilitary & Defense June 26, 14:07
Russian PM expects stronger negative effect of anti-Russia sanctions on country’s economyBusiness & Economy June 26, 13:53
Kremlin spokesman says Putin and Trump will meet in HamburgRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 13:39
Russia to wean off Ukrainian gas turbine engines by mid-2018Business & Economy June 26, 13:17
Astana meeting on Syria to focus on de-escalation zones — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 13:07
NOVO-OGAREVO, February 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that Russian-Egyptian trade will reach $5 billion.
“For the past several years we had registered a significant growth in trade, but unfortunately, last year we had a decline,” Putin told a meeting with the two countries’ ministers of foreign affairs and defence. “I am confident that we will be able not only to surpass this figure, but also to take new heights, let’s say $5 billion.”
The current trade turnover totals $3 billion.
“We have many good, promising and large-scale projects,” the Russian president said. “I hope very much that soon after all domestic political processes such as the presidential and parliamentary elections are over and the cabinet is formed, we will be able to tap all mechanisms of cooperation.”
Putin also mentioned Egypt’s tourism sector. In 2013 the number of Russian tourists holidaying in Egypt reduced from 2.4 million to 1.5 million people.
“This million migrated to other countries of the region,” Putin said, meaning Turkey. “But I very much hope that Egypt will soon regain its position in this rather vital economic sector," he added.