Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki met with visiting Chief of the US National Guard Bureau Daniel Hokanson and his accompanying delegation on Monday.
The meeting tackled issues of common interest in light of current regional and international developments and their impacts on the Middle East's stability as well as ways of boosting military cooperation between the two countries' armed forces.
Zaki hailed the strategic partnership binding the Egyptian and US armed forces in different domains, stressing Egypt's willingness to expand the horizon of joint military cooperation.
Meanwhile, Hokanson lauded the strong friendship and coordination with the Egyptian Armed Forces, saying he is looking forward to more cooperation in the coming period.
Zaki also witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between the Armed Forces and the Texas Army National Guard to enhance aspects of military cooperation.
The US military delegation is officially visiting Egypt for a number of days.