Russian consul in Alexandria، Murad Gattin and the director of the Russian Cultural Center Murad Gattin stressed the depth of the Egyptian-Russian relations، saying: "Egypt has been a friend since ancient times and there are special relations between the two peoples.
He pointed out that 2020 will play a role in strengthening the cultural relations between the two sides.
He added that there are preparations for the events which will be implemented by the participation of actors and intellectuals from both sides.
In a statement to the Middle East News Agency، Gattin went on to say "the Russian people love Egypt and appreciate its history and civilization، and wants to visit it، referring to the interdependence between Egyptian and Russian artists and the Russian two ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs will hold similar activities in Russia.
He appreciated the role played by arts and culture in the convergence of peoples at all levels، local، regional and international and strengthens relations in various aspects.