Egypt’s defence minister discusses cooperation with Iraqi counterpart

Ahmed Eleiba , Thursday 26 Nov 2020

The Iraqi defence minister is currently visiting Cairo accompanied by an Iraqi military delegation

Egypt's Defense minister Mohamed Zaki with Iraqi Defense minister Juma Inad in Cairo on Thursday (Photo: Egyptian defense ministry)

Egypt’s Defence Minister General Mohamed Zaki discussed with his Iraqi counterpart Juma Inad ways to boost military cooperation between the two countries in Cairo, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced.

According to the Egyptian army, Zaki and Inad also discussed the latest regional developments.

During the talks, Zaki hailed the deeply-rooted relations between Egypt and Iraq, noting the Egyptian Armed Forces’ keenness on fostering relations in various fields with its Iraqi counterpart, while Inad thanked the Egyptian army over its efforts in maintaining stability in the region.

The talks were attended by Egyptian Army Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid, a number of Egyptian and Iraqi commanders, the Iraqi ambassador, and Iraqi military attaché in Cairo. 

Currently, the Iraqi defence minister is visiting Cairo with a delegation of top Iraqi military officials.

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