CAIRO: Egyptian chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy met with Raymond A. Thomas, U.S. commander of Joint Special Operations Command, according to a Thursday military statement.
Thomas and his accompanying delegation are visiting Egypt to discuss military cooperation, exchange of experiences and joint training, the military said.
On Tuesday, Hegazy met with U.S. commander of Naval Forces Central Command Kevin M. Donegan.
Amid growing military cooperation after the U.S. resumed military aid to Egypt in March, four F16 aircrafts joined Egypt’s air forces after being delivered from Texas to Cairo, according to an Oct. 29 military statement.
A few days earlier on Oct. 25, Military Tanks Factory 200 was reopened after three years of closure to provide the Armed Forces with M1A1 tanks and M88A2 recovery vehicles; the U.S. delivered M1A1 Tank turrets to Egypt in August.
Hegazy met with a delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives in September to discuss “countering terrorism,” while Egypt’s Defense Minister Sedqy Sobhy met with U.S. Central Command Lloyd Austin in Cairo.