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Egypt Said to Plan to Ask for Russia Loan, Russian Officials Say

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will request a loan at a meeting tomorrow with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, two Russian officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because discussions are confidential.

Russia will consider an aid request from Egypt if it’s made during the talks between the leaders of the two countries in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin’s spokesman said. “If such a request is made, we will consider it,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters today.