Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi headed to Russia early Tuesday to meet with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.
During his visit, Sisi is expected to discuss bilateral cooperation as well as economic cooperation, regional and international issues.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Libyan crisis are also due to be addressed by the leaders.
Earlier this week Sisi was in Saudi Arabia for his first official visit to the kingdom where he met with King Abdullah.
In February, Sisi, the then Egyptian Army Chief and Defense Minister, headed to Russia to discuss military cooperation with Putin.
Photo: Putin was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Sisi on his presidential election victory and attended his inauguration ceremony.