Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
Abdel Fattah Al-SisiReuters

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held talks with high-ranking Russian officials on Sunday to discuss a Russian-built nuclear plant under construction on Egypt's north coast as well as grains supply and food security, Egypt's presidency said, according to Reuters.

The meeting with officials, including Russia's trade minister and a special envoy of President Vladimir Putin, also addressed the establishment of a Russian industrial zone inside the Suez Canal's Economic Zone, among other investments, it added.

Putin said in 2015 that Russia is planning to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt. The announcement followed an improvement in Russian-Egyptian relations following the election of Sisi.

Construction by Russia's state-owned energy corporation Rosatom of Egypt's first nuclear plant at El Dabaa began in July of last year. It is expected to take until at least 2030.

Russia has also in the past signed a $10 billion deal with Jordan to build the kingdom's first nuclear power plant.

In addition, Russia made plans with Iran to build at least two more nuclear power plants on the Islamic Republic's southern Gulf shores, in the city of Bushehr.