Egypt, US finalise bilateral agreement on military cooperation: US Embassy statement

Ahram Online , Friday 11 Jan 2019

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Egypt's assistant to minister of defence Mohamed El-Keshky inks a military cooperation agreement with US Charges d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger (Photo Courtesy of US Embassy in Cairo)

The US Embassy in Cairo said on Friday that in the lead-up to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Egypt this week the US and Egypt had finalised a bilateral agreement that advanced military cooperation between the two countries.

In an official statement on its Facebook page, the embassy described the agreement as “another piece of the strategic partnership that our countries have enjoyed for decades.”

According to the statement, Egypt’s Assistant to the Defence Minister Major General Mohamed El-Keshky said the agreement “opens a new chapter in cooperation” and reaffirms the importance of US assistance in Egypt’s role in the security and stability of the region.

US Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Goldberger said that "with this agreement, the US and Egypt will strengthen their efforts to defeat terrorism and preserve peace and security for their people."

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Egypt's assistant to minister of defense Mohamed El-Keshky greets US Charge d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger (Photo Courtesy of US Embassy in Cairo)

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