16 Oct 2018 14:01

Russian-Egyptian trade up 30% year on year, trend should continue - Medvedev

GORKI. Oct 16 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for continuing the upward trend in bilateral trade with Egypt.

"We have recently seen a growth in trade turnover between our countries: it is up more than 30% year on year," Medvedev said at a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

"These kinds of dynamics should be fostered," he said.

Russia and Egypt share "a lot of projects, and large-scale ones," Medvedev said. "I hope that our meeting and the talks scheduled for tomorrow [between the Russian and Egyptian presidents] will give an additional boost" to bilateral cooperation, he said.

Medvedev said he expects el-Sisi's visit to Russia "to be held on the highest level and to yield new agreements."