The leader of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will participate in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war in the Russian capital, said the office of the head of the country.
According to the official envoy of the President of Ala Yousef, al-Sisi will visit the Russian capital on may 9 that " together with Russian President Vladimir Putin to participate in the festivities on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany ", reports news Agency.
traditionally in the Russian capital for the anniversary celebrations on the occasion of the Victory over fascism attracted numerous world leaders and the head of the international organizations. However, this year the head of some countries will not attend the festive event. So, to visit Moscow on may 9 did not want the U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Cameron D., head of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Finland, Montenegro, Croatia, as well as the premiere of the Netherlands and Norway. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also made the decision not to visit Moscow on may 9 to participate in the Victory parade. Media told that she does not want to " offend the Ukrainian government ". However in a press-service of the Chancellor stated that Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10. The head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said on may 9 is going to take the Victory day parade in Minsk, but will have the opportunity to visit Moscow on may 7-8. Explaining the decision of the Belarusian leader, In the leadership of the Russian Federation has told that Belarus is a large volume celebrates Victory Day and thus it jointly with Russia. Leader Vladimir Putin in the process of direct line said that Russia respects the choice of every politician who decided not to come to the capital of Russia on the Victory parade, but did not rule out that the choice of many influences " Washington regional Committee ".