Moscow hopeful of further democratic development of Egypt - Lavrov

Moscow welcomes the adoption of a new Egyptian constitution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"A new constitution has just been adopted. Hopefully, Egypt will continue its democratic development," he told a Friday press conference in Moscow after negotiations with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr.

The Russian foreign minister expressed hope for socioeconomic reforms in the interests of all people in Egypt.

"This is important, in particular, for building up bilateral cooperation in all areas that we value," Lavrov stressed.

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