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Egyptian and Senegalese defence ministers discuss boosting military cooperation

Ahmed Eleiba , Sunday 16 Feb 2020
Egypt
Egypt's Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki and Senegal's Armed Forces Minister Sidiki Kaba in their meeting in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday (Photo courtesy of Egypt's army spokesman official Facebook page)
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Egypt's Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki met with Senegal's Armed Forces Minister Sidiki Kaba on Sunday and discussed boosting military cooperation between the two countries, according to an Egyptian statement.
 
According to the statement by the Egyptian military, the ministers discussed the latest developments in Africa and the efforts exerted by Egypt to bolster security and stability on the continent.
 
Zaki praised Egypt’s deeply rooted ties with Senegal, saying the Egyptian armed forces are keen on cementing cooperation and partnership with their Senegalese counterparts in several fields.
 
Kaba said that his country is interested in strengthening cooperation with Egypt, hailing the prominent role that Cairo played during its chairmanship of the African Union in 2019 in countering terrorism and supporting security and stability efforts on the continent.
 
The meeting was attended by the chief of staff of the Egyptian armed forces, Mohamed Farid, and Senegalese chief of defence staff Birame Diop.
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