Russia's president Vladimir Putin begins the official part of his two-day visit to Egypt. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Russian President Vladimir Putin started on Tuesday (February 10) the official part of his two-day visit to Egypt. Putin arrived in a motorcade at al-Quba presidential palace where he was greeted by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The Russian leader is on his first visit to Egypt in 10 years, and Cairo's busy streets were lined with large posters to welcome the Russian leader who arrived in the Egyptian capital on Monday (February 9) evening. Egypt, the world's top wheat importer and the second-largest buyer of Russian wheat, has been hit by Russia's decision to curb grain exports as Moscow seeks to cool domestic prices amid an economic crisis. Russia, the world's second-largest arms exporter, is also seeking to boost military ties with Egypt. Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will discuss the situation in Iraq, Syria and Libya as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Kremlin said in a statement.