According to newsru.com, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin, reported this during the Africa Aerospace and Defense-2014 armaments exhibition, held in South Africa.
It is worth noting that the authorities of some countries are dissatisfied with the further development of Russian-Egyptian cooperation. For example, in early September, Israel announced that it was seriously concerned about the possible supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems C-300 to Egypt. According to the source of the journal Israel Defense, the Israeli authorities can not allow Cairo to deploy these complexes in the Sinai Peninsula.
Cooperation between Russia and Egypt is developing not only in the military, but also in the food sector. After Russia imposed a food embargo on certain Western countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Egyptian head Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, during which they agreed to expand agricultural supplies to Russia by 30%.
Egyptian food will be able to close 40-50% of the need for potatoes, oranges, onions, garlic, said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Nikolai Fedorov.