U.A.E. Chief of Armed Forces discusses military cooperation ties with senior Egyptian officials

CAIRO: Staff Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the U.A.E. Armed Forces and the delegation accompanying him, today here met during his current tour to Egypt with Minister of Defence and Military Production of Egypt, Lt. General Sedki Sobhi.

Lt. General Al Rumaithi said Egypt represents the strategic depth of Arab security and stability, noting that the next period would see more military cooperation, and exchange of expertise between the armed forces of the two countries For his part, Lt. General Sobhi stressed keenness of the Egyptian Armed Forces on strengthening the military cooperation and joint action with all Arab sisterly countries, commending the supportive attitudes of the U.A.E. to Egypt, which demonstrate the strength of ties between the two fraternal peoples.

The meeting was attended by U.A.E. Ambassador to Egypt, Mohammed bin Nakhaira Al Dhahiri, Staff Col. Dr. Ali Abdullah Rashid Al Neyadi, military attache at the U.A.E. Embassy in Cairo, military delegation accompanying the Chief of Staff of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, a number of Egyptian military commanders and senior army officers.

Earlier Lt. General Mahmoud Hijazi, Chief of Staff of Egyptian Armed Forces met Lt. General Al Rumaithi and the delegation accompanying him. They discussed a number of issues of mutual interest in the light of cooperation ties between the armed forces of both countries.

The two sides discussed a number of issues of mutual interest in the light of military cooperation ties between the two armed forces of both countries. They also discussed the cooperation ties between the two countries, focusing on the defence affairs, exchange of expertise and visits, joint coordination, and ways to strengthen them in the best interest of two parties.

Lt. General Al Rumaithi and the delegation accompanying him visited the Military College at Misr el-Jadidah, where they witnessed the graduation ceremony held under the aegis of Egypt’s President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Abdul Fatah al-Sisi. The event was also attended by high ranking Egyptian officials.

SOURCE: WAM