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Sunday, February 16, 2014 11:58 AM
 
Egypt to reach an agreement for the delivery of Russian arms worth over $3 billion.
Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday, February 14, 2014. Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday in Moscow to finalize the arms deal, the newspaper reported.
     
Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday, February 14, 2014. Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday in Moscow to finalize the arms deal, the newspaper reported.
Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the latter's Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, on February 13, 2014
     

Egypt's defense minister and likely new president Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi negotiated the agreement, aimed at replacing decreased assistance from Washington, during talks in Moscow on Thursday between Russian and Egyptian foreign and defense ministers. The military leader was warmly received by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his first trip abroad following his seizure of power in a coup last year.

Vedomosti cited Russian defense sources as saying that at the meeting the sides initialed or signed contracts for the delivery of MiG-29M/M2 Fulcrum fighter jets, air defense missile complexes, Mi-35 helicopters, coastal anti-ship complexes, light weapons and ammunition.

The arms deal was originally proposed during a November visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to Cairo. Various media reports have indicated the value of the deal could be several billion dollars.

The deal is reportedly to be funded mainly by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

 

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