Russia to help build Egypt`s first nuclear plant: Sisi

 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday that Russia had agreed to jointly build his country`s first nuclear power plant.

AFP| Updated: Feb 10, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday that Russia had agreed to jointly build his country`s first nuclear power plant.

A memorandum of understanding was signed Tuesday in the presence of Sisi and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

At a joint press conference with Putin, Sisi said the nuclear power plant would be built in Dabaa in northwest Egypt on the Mediterranean coast.

Egypt had laid the foundation for such a facility in Dabaa during the regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, but work was halted due to disputes with local residents.