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[Published: Wednesday June 24 2009]

Medvedev in Egypt for Africa trip

Cairo, 24 June-(ANA)-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has met his Egyptian counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo at the start of a four-day trip to Africa.

Mr Medvedev is due to sign a nuclear energy deal in Egypt, which is Russia's top trading partner in the continent.

He will later visit Nigeria, Namibia and Angola, where he will seek to promote Russian business interests, particularly in the energy sector.

The visit is part of a bid to bolster Russia's global role. (ANA)

FA/ANA/24 June 2009---


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