DIPLOMACY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND ITS EFFECT ON THE RUSSIAN-EGYPTIAN RELATIONS (2014-2016)

Cover Page

Abstract


The article discusses the main features of the development of the Arab Republic of Egypt policies, after the difficult political and social circumstances that was associated with what so-called “Arab Spring” (25th of January Revolution in Egyptian literature). Starting from the date of inauguration of President Abdel Fattah Egypt’s Al-Sisi, we can talk about a new stage in the Egyptian foreign policy priorities that can be characterized by the diversification of allies including strengthening the relations with the Russian Federation in different fields as a strategic priority. Russia was the first destination to President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi to a foreign country rather than the Arab world. The mutual interest of Russia and Egypt is reflected in the frequency of meetings between the two heads of state (4 Summit Meetings in 13 months), contributing to strengthening of bilateral cooperation in different fields, in particular the establishment of a Russian industrial zone in Egypt, the construction of a nuclear power plant, expansion of cooperation in the military-technical sphere. The author establishes the characteristics of diplomacy at the high and the highest level (Summit) in the Russian-Egyptian relations, and analyzes the outcomes of those meetings that reflect the foreign policy priorities of the two friendly countries in the way that serves the interests of the Arab Republic of Egypt as a regional power in the Middle and the interests of the Russian Federation as a global power.

About the authors

S SI Khalaf

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: saadsayed@yandex.ru
Miklukho-Maklaya St., 10-2, Moscow, Russia, 117198

References

  1. Al Jazeera Centre for Studies. 02.2009. С. 3-4 // Д-р Норхан Эль-Шейх. АрабоРоссийское партнерство между прошлым и будущим (Исследовательский центр Аль-Джазира). 02.2009. С. 3-4.
  2. Dan Eldar. Egypt and Israel: A Reversible Peace, Middle East Quarterly. 2003. P. 57-65. URL: http://www.meforum.org/565/egypt-and-israel-a-reversible-peace.
  3. Robert W. Kasten Jr. Egypt’s Role Remains Vital To Middle East Peace Process, the Christian Science Monitor. October 14, 1993. URL: http://www.csmonitor.com/ 1993/1014/14183.html.
  4. Omar Said. Egypt and Russia: Walking a tightrope of diplomacy, MADA, Egypt-based media organization. September 1,2015. URL: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2015/09/01/ feature/politics/egypt-and-russia-walking-a-tightrope-of-diplomacy.
  5. Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah. Egypt’s Turn to Russia, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Oct 30, 2013. URL: http://jcpa.org/egypts-turn-to-russia.
  6. Официальный сайт Министерства Иностранных дел РФ // Совместное заявление по итогам российско-египетской встречи в формате «2+2», Москва, 12-13 февраля 2014 года. URL:http://www.mid.ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02-Bw/content/id/76678.
  7. Arab Centre for Research & Studies. 07.09.2015. Ибрахим Миншави - Аспекты и проблемы египетско-российских отношений: новый качественный поворот (Арабский центр исследований и разработок). URL: http://www.acrseg.org/39349.
  8. Военно-политический журнал Interpolit, Россия и Египет подписали многомиллиардный оружейный контракт. 10.02.2014. URL: http://interpolit.ru/blog/egipet_i_rf_ podpisali_mnogomilliardnyj_oruzhejnyj_kontrakt/2014-02-10-358.
  9. Trade, Investment, and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Engaging with the World // World Bank Publications. 2003. C. 12-13.
  10. Eric Trager. Tensions Grow between Egypt’s Military Leaders and the Muslim Brotherhood, The Washington Institute. November 8, 2011. URL: http://www.washingtoninsti-tute.org/policy-analysis/view/tensions-grow-between-egypts-military-leaders-and-the-muslim-brotherhood.
  11. Мозговая Н., Васильев В. Кризис в Египте: что дальше? // Голос Америки. 15.08.2013. URL: http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/content/vv-egypt/1730652.html.
  12. Долгов Б. Россия-Египет: взлет стратегического сотрудничества. URL: http://www. fondsk.ru/news/2014/08/17/rossia-egipet-vzlet-strategicheskogo-sotrudnichestva-29024. html.
  13. Российская газета. Ведомости № 4094 от 14.06.2016, «Россия продала урожай».
  14. Ephraim Kam, Zvi Magen. President Putin Visits Egypt, INSS Insight. No. 665. February 22, 2015. URL: http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8814.
  15. Официальный сайт президента РФ // Начало встречи с Президентом Арабской Республики Египет Абдель Фаттах Аль-Сиси. 26.08.2016. URL: http://www.kremlin.ru/ events/president/transcripts/copy/50182.
  16. Официальный сайт Президента России // Встреча с главами Минобороны и МИД Египта. 13.02.2014. URL: http://www.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/20222.
  17. Официальный сайт Президента России // Заявления для прессы по итогам российскоегипетских переговоров. 12.08.2014. URL: http://www.kremlin.ru/catalog/persons/379/ events/46441.
  18. Савичева Е.М., Турекулова Ж.Е. Роль Суэцкого канала в контексте обеспечения региональной безопасности на Ближнем Востоке // Вестник РУДН: серия Международные отношения. 2014. № 2. С. 75.

Statistics

Views

Abstract - 312

PDF (Russian) - 182

Cited-By


PlumX

Dimensions


Copyright (c) 2017 Khalaf S.S.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This website uses cookies

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

About Cookies