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Russia FM visits Egypt, small portion of Africa trip amid Ukraine war

Russia FM visits Egypt, small portion of Africa trip amid Ukraine war

CAIRO (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was inside Cairo for talks Sunday accompanied by Egyptian officials while his country seeks to shatter diplomatic isolation with every one other accompanied by sanctions by the West over its invasion of Ukraine.

Lavrov landed inside Cairo late Saturday, the earliest lower limb of his Africa trip that will too include stops inside Ethiopia, Uganda with every one other accompanied by the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Russia's state-run RT television network.

The Russian leader diplomat met Sunday earlier to noon accompanied by President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi inside a Cairo presidential palace, the Egyptian leader's office said. Lavrov at that hour dated held talks accompanied by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry.

Lavrov was scheduled to meet subsequent Sunday accompanied by the Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit. He will too address the permanent representatives of the pan-Arab organization, RT reported.

Russia's war inside Ukraine has had dire effects on the world economy, driving up lubricant with every one other accompanied by gasoline prices to unprecedented levels.

Ukraine is one of the world's largest exporters of wheat, corn with every one other accompanied by sunflower oil, nevertheless Russia's invasion of the country with every one other accompanied by naval blockade of its ports have halted shipments. Some Ukrainian cereal is transported into and not here of Europe by rail, highway with every one other accompanied by river, nevertheless accompanied by higher transportation costs.

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The war has disrupted shipments of Russian products since shipping with every one other accompanied by indemnity companies did not want to deal accompanied by Western sanctions on the country.

African counties are among those most affected by ripples of the war. The prices of vital commodities skyrocketed with every one other accompanied by billions of dollars inside assistance have been directed to assist those who fled the war inside Europe. That has left-hand millions of people inside dispute areas inside Africa with every one other accompanied by the Middle East suffering from worsening growing shortages inside food with every one other accompanied by other assistance.

In an article posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry website, Lavrov rejected the West accusations that Russia is in charge of for the worldwide food crisis, while "another try to shift the clasp in charge of to others."

Seeking to rally African nations on his country's side, he hailed what he called "an self-governing path" such nations took when they refrained from joining the West inside sanctioning Russia.

"We know that the African colleagues does not agree with of the undisguised attempts of the U.S. with every one other accompanied by their European satellites to gain the upper hand, with every one other accompanied by to impose a unipolar world order to the international community," he wrote inside the article, which too was published inside quartet African newspapers.

Lavrov's meetings accompanied by Egyptian officials with every one other accompanied by Arab envoys inside Cairo go nearer less than set of two weeks following U.S. President Joe Biden's Mideast trip. Biden met accompanied by the leaders of Israel with every one other accompanied by the Palestinian Authority, earlier to convening a summit accompanied by the leaders of Arab Gulf countries, Egypt, Jordan with every one other accompanied by Iraq inside Saudi Arabia.

Egypt, the Arab World's most populous country, refused to lay clasp of sides since the war inside Ukraine began inside February while it maintains near ties accompanied by both Moscow with every one other accompanied by the West. Egypt is among the world's largest importers of wheat, accompanied by a a large amount of of that from Russia with every one other accompanied by Ukraine.

El-Sissi, the Egyptian leader, has cultivated a near personal rapport accompanied by Russia President Vladimir Putin. Both leaders have strengthened bilateral ties greatly inside the past few years.

Lavrov's pay someone a call to Cairo came while Russia's state-owned atomic vitality corporation, Rosatom, began last week the building of a four-reactor ability plant it is building inside Egypt.

Russia FM visits Egypt, small portion of Africa trip amid Ukraine war

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