Of­fi­cial: Egypt not re­plac­ing U.S. with Rus­sia as top ally

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CAIRO | For­eign Min­is­ter Na­bil Fahmy sought to down­play spec­u­la­tion of a for­eign pol­icy shift, say­ing Thurs­day dur­ing a top-level Rus­sian visit that Cairo wants to boost ties with Moscow but not re­place the U.S. as its key ally.

He made the re­marks af­ter talks with Rus­sian For­eign Min­is­ter Sergey Lavrov, who is lead­ing the Moscow del­e­ga­tion to Cairo.

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