Russia's Putin says supports Sisi's bid for Egypt presidency




 
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Russia's Putin says supports Sisi's bid for Egypt presidency
 
February 13th, 2014  
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Russia's Putin says supports Sisi's bid for Egypt presidency
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday threw his weight behind a presidential bid by Egyptian Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, voicing hope that ties would strengthen after the election. Russia is looking to take advantage of strains between Cairo and Washington, which has withheld some of its annual aid to Egypt after Sisi ousted Egypt's first democratically elected president Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi last year.




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