Greek chief of staff in Cairo to discuss joint training
Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi - YOUM7

CAIRO: The visions of Egypt and Greece to support security, stability and development regionally and internationally “are matching,” Egyptian Defense Minister Sedqy Sobhy stated, welcoming his Greek counterpart Tuesday.

Sobhy and Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, who visited the headquarters of the Defense Ministry in Cairo, discussed military partnership and cooperation, especially on the level of joint training, exchanging expertise and supporting combat and technical abilities of the armed forces.

Sobhy said the Egyptian-Greek relations are “an example of cooperation between peoples,” adding that the two countries’ share stances on “countering terrorism,” according to the statement.

The meeting was attended by senior Armed Forces officials and the Greek ambassador to Cairo.

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos visited Egypt in April 2015.

Units of Egypt’s navy and air force traveled to Greece to take part in the Medusa 2015 joint training in December 2015, MENA reported.

Egypt, Greece, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., UAE, France and Italy participated in the Exercise Eagle Salute joint training in Egypt’s Red Sea territorial waters in June 2014.

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