Egypt completed a $2 billion arms deal with Russia and financed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, an Egyptian newspaper reported on Friday.

The Egyptian and Russian governments agreed to the details in recent weeks, a senior official told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Discussions with the Russians to purchase advanced weapons systems date back to November 2013 when Russian Defense MinisterSergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Cairo for talks. […]