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SEPTEMBER 2020

Moscow Says It’s Ready To Share Syrian Counterterrorism Experience With Cairo Egyptian Defense Minister Visits Russia

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Moscow Says It's Ready To Share Syrian Counterterrorism Experience With Cairo Egyptian Defense Minister Visits Russia

Russian Defence Ministry headquarters. IMAGE: Stoyan Vassev/TASS

Russia is ready to share experience in the sphere of combating terrorism obtained in Syria with the Egyptian Armed Forces , Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated on August 21 during a session of the Joint Russian-Egyptian Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation.

“As the experience of our Aerospace Forces in Syria shows, special preparation and quality equipment of troops is necessary; it is also necessary to use cutting-edge methods of armed combat. We are ready to share this experience,” he said adding that Russia supports the efforts of the Egyptian goverment in its effort aimed at combating terrorism and normalizing the situation in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian Defense Minister Mohamed Ahmed Zaki is currently in Russia with an official visit. He is accompanied by a high-ranking military delegation.

In 2016, SouthFront released an analysis on the developing relations between Russia and Egypt:

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