Egyptian and Russian ministers in high level talks
14 November 2013 Last updated at 22:29 GMT
Russia's foreign and defence ministers have met senior Egyptian officials in Cairo for the highest level talks in decades.
They are discussing improving military cooperation and a deal on arms that could be worth as much as $2bn.
The meeting follows a US decision to cut defence aid to Egypt in response to the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi.
Alex Jakana reports.