Egypt's defence minister meets with head of US Central Command

Ahmed Eleiba , Monday 11 Feb 2019

us general Joseph Votel and Egypt
US Central Command General Joseph Votel (L) and Egypt's minister of defense Mohamed Zaki (Photo: Egyptian armed forces)

Egypt's Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki discussed military cooperation and the exchange of military expertise with commander of the US Central Command General Joseph Votel in a meeting in Cairo on Monday, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement.

Zaki and Votel also discussed recent developments in the Middle East regarding the war on terrorism.

Minister Zaki stressed the depth of strategic relations and coordination between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the US army.

General Votel expressed the US' keenness to support the strategic partnership and coordination between the militaries of the two countries. 

Votel added that he hopes to see more cooperation between the two countries to help them achieve their common interests.

On Monday, Egypt's army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid met with Votel and a delegation of US military officials, where they discussed the latest developments in the Middle East.

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