Russia, Egypt pledge to strengthen military ties

MOSCOW: and have discussed ways to expand their military ties and boost anti-terrorism cooperation.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during Monday‘s talks with his Egyptian counterpart, , that Moscow strongly supports Egypt‘s efforts to combat militants in the .

Shoigu said the Russian military is ready to share the experience of its military campaign in with Egypt. Zaki noted that Moscow and have a shared view of current security challenges.

An Islamic State affiliate downed a Russian airliner over Sinai in October 2015, killing all 224 people aboard and raising concerns over security at Egyptian airports. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt and only allowed them to resume in April after Egyptian authorities enhanced the airport security.
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