Last Update 20:41
Monday, 23 April 2018

Egypt defence minister, chief of staff meet with US national guard bureau chief in Cairo

Ahmed Eleiba , Wednesday 17 May 2017
Sobhi and Lengyel
Egypt's Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi (L) during a meeting with US Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force General Joseph L. Lengyel (R) (Photo Courtesy of Egypt Army spokesperson page on Facebook)
Views: 2478
Views: 2478

Egypt's Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi met on Wednesday in Cairo with US Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force General Joseph L. Lengyel and his accompanying delegation, where they discussed several issues of mutual interest.

According to an official statement by the Egyptian armed forces, the meeting came in light of growing special relations between the two friendly nations. That relationship has developed based on joint efforts and in response to challenges in the region, primarily the war on terrorism and the struggle for peace and security.

Sobhi expressed appreciation for the military partnership and cooperation between the Egyptian and American armed forces. That partnership, he added, has extended over years of work to strengthen the pillars of security and peace in the Middle East.

Earlier Wednesday, Egyptian armed forces Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazi met with Lengyel to discuss cooperation on training and exchanging military experience in several fields.

The US National Guard Bureau Chief expressed his hopes for continued coordination and new efforts that would achieve both countries' mutual interests.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.