Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during 2+2 Russia-Egypt foreign and defence ministers talks, Moscow, June 24, 2019
We are pleased to welcome the participants in the fifth round of the 2+2 Russia-Egypt foreign and defence ministers talks at the Russian Foreign Ministry. This mechanism confirms the special strategic nature of Russian-Egyptian ties.
Today’s meeting, which is being held on the instructions of our presidents, is especially important against the background of the extremely difficult situation that has developed in the Middle East and North Africa.
We hope that today a meaningful and fruitful dialogue will take place, which will contribute to strengthening cooperation between Russia and Egypt in the foreign policy and military spheres, as well as to building up the entire range of bilateral ties.