Egyptian defence minister Sobhi discusses boosting military ties on S. Korea visit

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Sep 2017

Sedki Sobhi and Song Young-moo
Egypt's defense minister Sedki Sobhi and South Korean counterpart Song Young-moo in Seoul (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's armed forces spokesman page on Facebook)

Egyptian Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi met with top South Korean military officials during his visit to Seoul on Tuesday, according to a statement by the Egyptian armed forces.

The statement said that discussions involved boosting military cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

Sobhi met his South Korean counterpart Song Young-moo and the pair exchanged views on developments taking place regionally and internationally.

The Egyptian defence minister also met the country's foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha; they discussed the international fight against terrorism, as well as ongoing developments in the Middle East.

The visit comes in light of Egypt's keenness to bolster military relations and open new aspects of joint cooperation with South Korea, the statement read.


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