Putin congratulates Egyptian Pres. on rel-election

MOSCOW, April 2 (KUNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday congratulated his Egyptian counterpart Abdelfatah Al-Sisi on his re-election for a second four-year term.

Putin and Al-Sisi affirmed in a phone conversation determination to further promote bilateral cooperation to include energy, industry and transport, the presidency said in a statement.

The two leaders, it added, also discussed the Syrian conflict and the Middle East peace process, specially on the Palestinian-Israeli track.

Al-Sisi has been declared winner of 2018 presidential elections with a landslide victory, winning 97.08 percent of votes. (end) as.bs

Source: Kwait News Agency