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Russia and Egypt sign protocol on military cooperation

March 04, 2015, 12:24 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Egyptian Defense Minister's visit to Russia will end on March 5

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Russian Defense Ministry

Russian Defense Ministry

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MOSCOW, March 4. /TASS/. Russia and Egypt have signed a protocol on military cooperation Wednesday after the first session of the joint commission on military and technical cooperation.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi presided at the session.

"The sides discussed the results of the military and technical cooperation in 2014 and outlined priority prospects of cooperation in this sphere for 2015," the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said.

An agreement on joint commission on military and technical cooperation was signed as well along with the protocol for its first session.

Before signing the documents, Shoigu presented his Egyptian counterpart with the Pravda newspaper edition from May 15, 1964 - on that day, the second President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

Sobhi’s visit to Russia will end on March 5, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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