Sergey Kirpichenko, Russian Ambassador To Egypt, Dies In Cairo Hospital

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 September 2019, 11:11 PM
The embassy did not specify the cause of Sergey Kirpichenko's death. (File)
The embassy did not specify the cause of Sergey Kirpichenko's death. (File)

Russia's ambassador to Egypt died suddenly on Monday in a Cairo hospital, the Russian embassy in Cairo said on its social media accounts. The embassy did not specify the cause of Sergey Kirpichenko's death. A career diplomat who had served as ambassador to Egypt since 2011, the 68-year-old had also represented Moscow in Libya, Syria and the United Arab Emirates.

Egypt's foreign ministry issued a brief statement expressing its condolences. Cairo and Moscow have bolstered their strategic and economic ties in recent years under presidents Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Vladimir Putin.

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First Published: Monday, September 02, 2019 10:38 PM
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