Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov, said that the talks of Russian Foreign Sergei Lavrov and Defense ministers Sergei Shoigu, in Cairo this month, did not produce the signing of any new contracts in the field of military-technical cooperation.

“We talked about pushing military and military-technical cooperation, and expressed our eagerness to implement existing conventions. No agreements were signed on stationing or establishing any bases,” Antonov said in a press conference on Friday.

When asked whether the Russian Defense Ministry aims to keep the United States away from the arms market of Egypt, Antonov answered, “We do not push away anyone from anywhere, and do not intend to. Our relationship is not directed against anyone. Egypt is our long-standing and unreliable partner.” […]