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Egypt's defense minister mulls cooperation with US CENTCOM chief

Meanwhile, McKenzie affirmed his country's interest in promoting its strategic partnership with Egypt and continuing cooperation and coordination between the two militaries.

Ahmed Eleiba , Tuesday 15 Jun 2021
Egypt
Egypt’s defense minister General Mohamed Zaki meets commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Kenneth McKenzie (Photo Courtesy of Egypt’s armed forces)
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Egypt’s Defense Minister General Mohamed Zaki discussed on Tuesday with Commander of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) General Frank McKenzie means of promoting military cooperation between the armed forces of both countries.

The Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement the two military officials mulled over issues of mutual interest and means to promote military cooperation and joint drills between them.

Zaki expressed appreciation of ties between both countries’ armed forces and keenness to boost joint cooperation in the military field.

Meanwhile, McKenzie affirmed his country's interest in promoting its strategic partnership with Egypt and continuing cooperation and coordination between the two militaries.

The statement said the Egyptian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohamed Farid also held a meeting with McKenzie. They discussed several issues of mutual interest, in light of the military cooperation and exchange of expertise between two countries’ armed forces.

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