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Egypt's army chief of staff discusses military cooperation with Yemeni counterpart in Cairo

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Jun 2018
Egypt's Chief of Staff meeting with his Yemeni counterpart in Cairo on Thursday June 7, 2018 (Phot: Courtesy of Egypt's army spokesperson)
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Egypt’s army chief of staff Mohamed Farid met on Thursday with his Yemeni counterpart Taher Al-Aqeeli in Cairo to discuss military cooperation and latest security developments in the region, a statement by Egypt's armed forces spokesman read.

The officials discussed bilateral military cooperation, according to the statement.

Farid and Al-Aqeeli also spoke about the latest developments in the Middle East as well as regional and international efforts exerted to resolve the Yemeni crisis.

A Saudi-led coalition launched a campaign against Houthi militants in Yemen in 2015.

The conflict has killed tens of thousands of Yemeni citizens.

Egypt has been supporting the Yemeni people through food and medical convoys.

During the meeting, Farid stressed Egypt's support for the Yemeni people and for the country to maintain its unity, stability and integrity.

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