MOSCOW, February 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Foreign and defense ministers of Russia and Egypt will have a two-on-two meeting in the Russian capital on February 13, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
“Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defende Minister Sergei Shoigu and Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will have a meeting on February 13,” the Russian foreign political agency said.
The first meeting between foreign and defense ministers of the two countries in the two-on-two format was held in Cairo on November 14, 2013. Then the negotiators have set priority tasks of mutually beneficial cooperation in trade and economic, military and military-technical spheres, confirming their intentions for stepping up bilateral partnership cooperation in settling topical international and regional problems, further development and broader Russian-Egyptian multifaceted cooperation. The ministers also discussed the situation in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, which are living through sweeping transformations. The ministers of the countries confirmed the common idea that regional nations can determine their fate themselves and can solve emerging domestic problems peacefully and without external interference.