Cairo, Moscow to build 1st nuclear plant in Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi (R) shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Cairo on February 10, 2015. (AFP)

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi said Tuesday that Cairo would cooperate with Moscow to see the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Egypt, on the second day of President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to the Arab country.

Egypt and Russia “have signed a memorandum of understanding to build the first nuclear plant in [the northern city of] El-Dabaa,” Sisi said during a news conference.

The Egyptian leader was speaking to journalists at Cairo’s Al Qubba presidential palace, where he was joined by his Russian counterpart, Putin.
 
 
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