Egypt Defense Minister meets U.S. Navy Secretary in Cairo
Minister of Defense General Officer Sedky Sobhy - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Defense Minister Sedqy Sobhy met with U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and his accompanying delegation in Cairo Monday, according to a military statement.

Mabus arrived in Cairo Sunday to discuss military cooperation, training and exchange of expertise.

Egyptian and U.S. military officials have met in Cairo on several occasions in the past few months amid growing military cooperation after the U.S. resumed military aid to Egypt in March.

Egypt’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy met with Raymond A. Thomas, U.S. commander of Joint Special Operations Command Nov. 5, while on Nov. 3, he met with U.S. commander of Naval Forces Central Command Kevin M. Donegan.

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. had delivered M1A1 Tank turrets to Egypt in August.

Hegazy also met with a delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives in September to discuss counter terrorism, while Sedqy Sobhy met with U.S. Central Command Lloyd Austin.


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