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Egypt's defence minister discusses military cooperation with British counterpart in Cairo

The two officials also discussed recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly regarding the war on terrorism

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Sep 2016
Sedky and Fallon
Egypt's minister of defenCe Sedky Sobhi and his British counterpart Sir Michael Fallon (Photo: Egyptian armed forces spokesperson's official Facebook page)
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Egypt's defence minister Sedki Sobhi met on Monday with his UK counterpart Sir Michael Fallon in Cairo where they discussed military cooperation between the two countries, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced.

In a statement issued Monday afternoon, Egyptian army spokesman Mohamed Samir said that the two officials also discussed recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly issues regarding the war on terrorism.

The meeting was attended by Egypt's Army Chief-of-Staff Mahmoud Hegazy.

Fallon is currently visiting Cairo along with a delegation of officials from the British ministry of defence. 

After the meeting with Sobhi, Fallon visited Egypt's Unknown Soldier memorial and paid his respects at the tomb of late president Anwar El-Sadat.

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