Mubarak said after the talks that Egypt's aim was to strengthen ties, especially economic cooperation.
Russian officials say trade turnover between the two countries amounted to $1.6 billion in 2005 and has grown by 52 percent so far this year. Russia also hopes to win an international tender for building nuclear power stations in Egypt.
Russia is part of the diplomatic Middle East Quartet of powers charged with settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict along with the European Union, the United Nations, and the United States.
(compiled from agency reports)
Russian Arms Exports
Russia's advanced S-300 air-defense system (epa file photo)
BOOM TIMES: In 2005, Russia sold more than $6 billion in weapons to more than 60 countries around the world. The state arms exporter says it has $17 billion in orders in hand....(more)