Egyptian and US military officials have discussed increasing military cooperation during meetings in Cairo, a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces said on Wednesday.
According to the statement, Egyptian Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki met in Cairo with US Central Command chief Kenneth McKenzie and an accompanying delegation.
Zaki and McKenzie discussed several issues of common interest amid current regional and international developments as well as increasing military cooperation between the two countries.
They also discussed the Egyptian Armed Forces’ efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region as well as joint military exercises between the two countries.
The Egyptian defence minister expressed his appreciation for the depth of the strategic partnership between the armed forces of the two countries, adding that he is keen for further bilateral cooperation in the military field.
McKenzie praised successes by the Egyptian Armed Forces in achieving peace, stability and balance in the region and combating terrorism, affirming the depth of the strategic partnership between the two countries.
The statement added that the Egyptian Armed Forces chief of staff, Mohamed Farid, also met with the US army official, where they discussed several topics of common interest in light of military cooperation and exchange of expertise between the armed forces of the two countries.