Tue. Jul 26th, 2022

Russia FM visits Egypt, part of Africa trip amid Ukraine war

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavorov, has begun a tour of African countries in Egypt, as he seeks to rally support amid anger over the Ukraine war.

Reports say, Mr. Lavrov blamed the West for encouraging Ukraine to fight Russia to the bitter end.

He held talks in Cairo with his Egyptian counterpart, Cameh Shoukny.

According to reports, Egypt has significant ties with Russia, which supplies wheat, weapons and until the invasion of Ukraine began, large numbers of tourists.

It is the first stage for Mr. Lavorov of a brief tour of Africa taking in Ethiopia, Uganda and Congo Brazzaville.

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