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

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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 02 Sep 2019, 11:11:19 PM
The embassy did not specify the cause of Sergey Kirpichenko's death. (File)

New Delhi:

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 : 02 Sep 2019, 11:11:19 PM

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