Russia, Egypt to collaborate on Egyptian nuclear plants

The presidents of Russia and Egypt have announced a plan to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant together.

The deal included promises of further trade between the two countries, including boosting the natural gas trade.

The plant would be built at the existing nuclear site in Dabaa, on the Mediterranean coast west of the port city of Alexandria, where a research reactor has stood for years.

The visit comes amid new tensions between Russia and the US and the European Union over Moscow's backing of armed separatist rebels in Ukraine.

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