Presidents of Russia and Egypt meet in Sochi

Presidents of Russia and Egypt meet in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Sochi today.

Al-Sisi invited his Russian counterpart to visit Egypt to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of a nuclear power plant that Russia will construct in the country, and sign an agreement on launching a Russian industrial zone.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin's possible visit to Egypt will be considered through diplomatic channels.

The sides also agreed at the talks to push ahead with efforts to resume charter flights between the two countries. "Joint work to resume air traffic will continue to eventually agree on a specific date. Both sides are interested in that," TASS cited Peskov as saying.