Russia to open a new office for Sputnik news agency in Cairo

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The Russian government has decided to open a new office for Sputnik News Agency in Cairo, coinciding with a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Egypt on 9 February.

Ria Novosti News Agency quoted Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Sputnik, as saying that the new office will target Arabic Speaking countries on current international issues through the point of view of a multi-polar world.

Sputnik’s new office in Cairo will be the latest in a chain of international offices across the world, issued in 30 languages, including English, French, Serbian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, Kyrgyz, and Abkhaz.

Sputnik is an international multimedia news service launched on 10 November 2014 by the Russian Federation-owned and operated agency Rossiya Segodnya.

Earlier this week, a Russian presidential delegation arrived in Egypt to prepare for Putin’s upcoming visit to the country, which is to last for two days.

Sources confirm that the Russian president aims to discuss the relationship between the two nations, with the aim of strengthening ties.

Putin’s visit comes as a follow-up to President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s trip to Russia in August 2014.

Russian officials will seek to expand cooperation on regional and international issues.