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Egypt, Pakistan discuss military cooperation in Cairo

Egyptian president, top-ranking Pakistani army official also review developments across Middle East

Diana Shalhub   | 13.06.2021
Egypt, Pakistan discuss military cooperation in Cairo

ISTANBUL 

In the capital Cairo, Egypt’s president and a top-ranking Pakistani army official on Sunday discussed security and military cooperation between the two countries.

According to a statement by the Egyptian presidency, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen. Nadeem Raza discussed "strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in a number of fields, especially the security and military fields."

They also discussed developments across the Middle East and agreed to coordinate to preserve regional peace and combat terrorism.

The Pakistani general arrived in Cairo for an official visit on Sunday.

On May 26, the Pakistani and Egyptian air forces held their first joint military exercise, Sky Guardians 1, in Egypt.

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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