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Egypt defence minister, chief of staff meet with US national guard bureau chief in Cairo

Ahmed Eleiba , Wednesday 17 May 2017
Sobhi and Lengyel
Egypt's Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi (L) during a meeting with US Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force General Joseph L. Lengyel (R) (Photo Courtesy of Egypt Army spokesperson page on Facebook)

Egypt's Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi met on Wednesday in Cairo with US Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force General Joseph L. Lengyel and his accompanying delegation, where they discussed several issues of mutual interest.

According to an official statement by the Egyptian armed forces, the meeting came in light of growing special relations between the two friendly nations. That relationship has developed based on joint efforts and in response to challenges in the region, primarily the war on terrorism and the struggle for peace and security.

Sobhi expressed appreciation for the military partnership and cooperation between the Egyptian and American armed forces. That partnership, he added, has extended over years of work to strengthen the pillars of security and peace in the Middle East.

Earlier Wednesday, Egyptian armed forces Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazi met with Lengyel to discuss cooperation on training and exchanging military experience in several fields.

The US National Guard Bureau Chief expressed his hopes for continued coordination and new efforts that would achieve both countries' mutual interests.

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