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MOSCOW, August 19 (Itar-Tass) - Сurrent events in Egypt will not affect Russian-Egyptian relations, MGIMO University of International Relations Prof. Marina Sapronova said.
“Egypt was not our strategic ally in the Middle East under Hosni Mubarak. It won’t be a tragedy if the positions of Russia do not expand and strengthen in such an important strategic and geopolitical region,” she said on Monday, August 19.
According to Sapronova, Russia is now reorienting itself to other parts of the world, specifically Eurasia. “This is why the Middle East has been pushed to the back burner in Russia’s Foreign Policy Concept,” she said.
“According to many specialists, our position is much better and it allows us to prioritise the Geneva-2 conference. At least, there is a very good chance to do that and not to focus on the events in Egypt as regard our initiatives, which we have been trying to advance for a year or so,” the expert said.