Sisi discusses military cooperation with Pakistan's chief of staff

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Jun 2021

During the meeting, Pakistani Chairman joint Chief of Staff Committee General Nadeem Reza praised the deep ties between Pakistan and Egypt and said he is looking forward to enhancing fruitful cooperation between the two countries

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his meeting on Sunday with Pakistani Chief of staff General Nadeem Reza (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Sunday in Cairo ways to boost cooperation between Egypt and Pakistan in all fields, especially in military and security cooperation, with Pakistani Chairman joint Chief of Staff Committee General Nadeem Reza, the Egyptian presidency said.

The Egyptian presidency stated that El-Sisi and Reza discussed military cooperation between the two countries, including the exchange of visits of commanders, holding periodically a joint defence committee meeting, and cooperation in the field of defence and military industries, in addition to joint training programs like the “Sky Protectors-1” air forces drill that was held in May.

The Egyptian president and Pakistani chief of staff discussed regional developments, above them the recent ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, which was brokered by Egypt, as well as the latest developments in the Middle East and Muslim world.

During the meeting, Reza praised the deep ties between Pakistan and Egypt and said he is looking forward to enhancing fruitful cooperation between the two countries.

According to the Egyptian presidency, El-Sisi asked Reza to convey his best regards to Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Egypt’s Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki and Pakistan’s ambassador to Cairo attended the meeting.

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