Egypt’s Army Chief of Staff Hegazy meets commander of US Fifth Fleet in Cairo

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Apr 2017

Hegazy and Donegan
Egypt's army chief of staff Mahmoud Hegazy and commander of US fifth fleet Kevin Donegan (Photo: Egyptian armed forces spokesperson official Facebook page)

Egypt’s Army Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy met on Wednesday with the commander of the US Fifth Fleet Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan and a US military delegation in Cairo, the Egyptian armed forces said in a statement.

The meeting – which was attended by several Egyptian military commanders – saw a discussion of the latest developments in the Middle East as well as military cooperation between Egypt and the United states.

Also on Wednesday, Hegazy met the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones, where they discussed regional developments, particularly in Libya.

The meeting was attended by a number of US military officials as well as the US ambassador to Libya.

Hegazy also met on Wednesday with UK Defence Senior Advisor Middle East Tom Beckett and a number of British officials, where they discussed military cooperation between the UK and Egypt.

Beckett expressed his country’s support of Egypt in its war against terrorism and its important role in supporting peace in the Middle East.

The meeting was attended by the British ambassador to Cairo as well as the British ambassador to Libya.

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