Egypt, Burundi defence ministers discuss military cooperation in Cairo meeting

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Oct 2018

Egypt, Burundi defence ministers (Photo:
Egypt's defence minister Zaki (C) Burundi defence minister Niyongabo (L) and Egypt's army chief of staff Farid (R) (Photo:

Egypt’s Defence Minister General Mohamed Zaki discussed on Monday in Cairo with his Burundian counterpart Gen Niyongabo military cooperation between the two countries, a statement by Egyptian Armed Forces spokesperson Tamer El-Refai said.

Saturday’s meeting was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid and a Burundian military delegation.

The army officials discussed issues of mutual concern in light of the developments on the African continent.

Zaki said that the Burundian military delegation’s visit comes as part of the historical and fruitful cooperation between Egypt and Burundi.

Zaki added that the leadership of both countries share the same vision both on efforts to achieve security and stability in the region as well as a number of regional and international issues.

Niyongabo hailed Egypt’s efforts in combating terrorism as well as its role in security on the regional and international levels.

The officials also discussed military training and the exchange of military expertise. 

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