Russia and Egypt plan to sign agreement of simplified port visits procedure

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Russian and Egypt plan to sign an agreement on simplified procedure for port visits by their ships by the end of this year, Russian deputy Navy Commander Alexander Fedotenkov said on Sunday.

He spoke at a news conference dedicated to the results of the first Russian-Egyptian naval drills Friendship Bridge-2015 that ended on Saturday.

“Several days ago, a joint commission ended its work and we have practically agreed the bulk of provisions of a future agreement on the simplified procedure for port visits by our countries’ ships,” he said. “In August, the Egyptian part of the commission will arrive in Moscow to finalize this agreement and get it prepared for signing, which is planned at the end of this year. It is a very quick development of such a serious document.”

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