Egypt finalizes deal with Russia for first nuclear plant
Egypt's presidency says el-Sissi has invited Putin to Egypt to mark the start of construction
CAIRO (AP) — Russian media say Egypt has finalized a deal to build a nuclear power plant with funding from Moscow after nearly two years of negotiations.
The reports Monday came after Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in China, where they were attending a summit.
The nuclear plant will be built in Dabaa, about 80 miles northwest of Cairo on the Mediterranean coast.
Egypt's presidency says el-Sissi has invited Putin to Egypt to mark the start of construction.