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Egypt's army chief-of-staff meets chairman of NATO military committee

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Mar 2017
Hegazy and Peval
Egypt's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy and Chairman of NATO military commission Petr Peval
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Egypt's army chief-of-staff, General Mahmoud Hegazy, met with General Petr Pavel, the chairman of NATO military committee, in Cairo on Monday to discuss the latest regional developments, the Egyptian armed forces announced.

According to the statement issued by the Egyptian military, Hegazy and Pavel discussed a number of regional issues, among them the situation in Libya.

The Egyptian chief-of-staff is currently on the Egyptian commission mediating between rival Libyan factions.

Last month, Cairo hosted a round of talks between rival political powers in the war-torn country.

The two military commanders also discussed the latest developments in the war on terrorism as well coordination and cooperation in that field.

General Pavel expressed his appreciation for the Egyptian role and efforts in fighting radicalism and terrorism, stressing NATO's complete support for those efforts to achieve security and stability in the Middle East, according to the statement.

The meeting between Pavel and Hegazy was attended by a number of Egyptian armed forces commanders.

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