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Egypt’s defence minister discusses issues of mutual concern with AU Commission chairperson

In a meeting in Cairo on Monday, Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki expressed his pride in the 'strategic' partnership with the AU Commission in various fields

Ahmed Eleiba , Monday 1 Feb 2021
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Egypt’s Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki (R) meets the African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Moussa Faki in Cairo on Monday, 1 February 2021 (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian military spokesperson official Facebook page)
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Egypt’s Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki and the African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki discussed a number of issues of mutual interest in a meeting in Cairo on Monday.

The meeting tackled the latest developments in Africa and their reflection on the continent’s security and peace, as well as how to address African challenges and consolidate security and stability, said a statement by the Egyptian military spokesperson.

Minister Zaki expressed his pride in the “strategic” partnership between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the African Union Commission in various fields, particularly in peacekeeping in Africa.

Faki, who is on a multi-day visit to Egypt, also expressed his aspiration for further coordination on issues of mutual concern, the statement added.

The meeting was attended by a number of high-ranking commanders from the Egyptian Armed Forces.

On Sunday, Faki met with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, discussing a number of African issues including the latest developments in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam negotiations, which have been under AU auspices since last year.

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