RUSSIA’S PUTIN LANDS IN EGYPT IN SIGN OF GROWING TIES

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Cairo for talks with his Egyptian counterpart on their two countries’ rapidly expanding ties.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has visited Russia three times since 2014, gave Putin an official reception at Cairo’s airport Monday. It’s the Russian president’s second visit to Egypt since 2015.

Putin stopped earlier in the day at a Russian military air base in Syria.

Source: National News Agency