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Egypt, S. Arabia discuss strengthening cooperation in defence industries

Ahram Online , Friday 30 Nov 2018
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Egypt's Minister of Military Production Mohamed Al-Assar meeting with the President of the General Establishment of Military Industries in Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Mady in Cairo, 30 November 2018 (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt's Minister of Military Production Mohamed El-Assar discussed mutual cooperation in defence manufacturing with Saudi Arabian officials in Cairo, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

El-Assar met with the chair of the kingdom's state-owned Military Industries Corporation, Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Mady, who is leading a delegation to Cairo in the run-up to Egypt's first military and defence industries expo, EDEX 2018.

During the talks on Thursday, the officials discussed ways to boost cooperation and improve exchange of technology and experience in the defence industry.

The two sides emphasised the need for strengthening coordination in defence manufacturing between all Arab countries, and particularly Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is showcasing its latest defence products in the biggest pavilion at the defence fair, which runs from 3 to 5 December.

El-Assar said in a press conference on Friday that 373 companies from 41 countries are taking part in the exhibition.

The global gathering is expected to draw 10,000 visitors including defence ministers, senior military officials and major defence manufacturers, he added, according to a statement by the military. 

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