Sobhi dis­cusses mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion with US Na­tional Guard com­man­der

The min­is­ter at­tended a cer­e­mony for in­creas­ing com­bat ef­fi­ciency in the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Re­gion

The Daily News Egypt - - Politics -

De­fence Min­is­ter Sedki Sobhi met on Wed­nes­day with Joseph Min­gle, com­man­der of the US Na­tional Guard, and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion that is cur­rently vis­it­ing Egypt.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, both of­fi­cials dis­cussed co­op­er­a­tion in train­ing and the ex­change of mil­i­tary ex­per­tise in many fields.

The meet­ing fur­ther dis­cussed a num­ber of is­sues of com­mon con­cern.

The min­is­ter ex­pressed his pride of the mil­i­tary part­ner­ship and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the armed forces of the two coun­tries, which span decades of joint ef­forts for the se­cu­rity and peace of the Mid­dle East.

He also ex­pressed his as­pi­ra­tion to con­tinue co­or­di­na­tion and work to ad­vance the prospects of mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion in a man­ner that achieves the com­mon in­ter­ests of both coun­tries. The meet­ing was at­tended by a num­ber of lead­ers of the armed forces.

In a sim­i­lar con­text, Sobhi at­tended a cer­e­mony that aimed at in­creas­ing the com­bat ef­fec­tive­ness of one of the units in the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Re­gion af­ter de­vel­op­ing it, ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial state­ment.

The leader of the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Re­gion, gen­eral Ay­man Amer, de­liv­ered a speech at the cer­e­mony, dur­ing which he ex­pressed the de­sire to in­crease the sol­diers› com­bat ef­fec­tive­ness in the re­gion to meet the high ex­pec­ta­tions of the lead­er­ship.

Sobhi lis­tened to the re­ports on in­creas­ing sol­diers› com­bat ef­fec­tive­ness, which in­cluded the tech­ni­cal, ad­min­is­tra­tive, and com­bat sta­tus of the re­gion and its de­vel­op­ments re­gard­ing arms and equip­ment.

Sobhi stressed that Egypt’s se­cu­rity de­pends on main­tain­ing the strength and unity of the armed forces, as well as its abil­ity to con­tin­u­ously de­velop its ef­fec­tive­ness and ef­fi­ciency.

He also praised the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the armed forces and the po­lice.

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