News

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Meets U.S. Defense Minister to Discuss Boosting Military Cooperation

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Meets U.S. Defense Minister to Discuss Boosting Military Cooperation

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has met on Thursday with the United States (U.S.) Defense Secretary James Mattis in Cairo to discuss military cooperation between the two countries.

Mattis’ one-day visit to Egypt comes as a part of his tour in the region that will include Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, and Djibouti.

In a presidential statement, official spokesperson Alaa Youssef said that Al-Sisi stressed during the meeting on the strength of bilateral relations between the two countries, adding that he is keen on enhancing ties under the new administration of U.S. president Donald Trump.

The meeting was attended by Egypt’s defense minister Sedky Sobhy, U.S. ambassador to Egypt Stephen Beecroft and U.S. deputy national security advisor for strategy Dina Powell.

Mattis asserted during the meeting the U.S. keenness to enhance its cooperation with Egypt, particularly during this stage as the Middle East region is facing several challenges. He further hailed the role f Egypt in combatting terrorism and settling conflicts.

Al-Sisi called on the importance of directing tough messages to countries that support terrorist groups financially, according to the German news agency.

The Egyptian president met with Trump earlier this month in Washington, in the first visit of an Egyptian state head to the U.S. since 2009.

Egypt Kills 19 Islamic State Militants Including Top Leader, Army Says
Egypt’s Amina Yousry Seals the 2017 Czech International Championship

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Man Killed While Swimming in Luxurious Hacienda Bay

Seif GhallabJune 17, 2018

Fuel Price Hike Prompts Increase in Public Transportation Fares

Egyptian StreetsJune 17, 2018

Fuel and Cooking Gas Prices Surge In Egypt

Jana Bou MatarJune 16, 2018

“Egypt Won!”: Egyptians ‘Proud’ Despite World Cup Loss to Uruguay

Egyptian StreetsJune 16, 2018

Egypt Loses 1-0 to Uruguay in Tense Performance

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2018

Mohamed Salah ‘Not Among Starting XI’ in Uruguay World Cup Match

Egyptian StreetsJune 15, 2018

Mo Salah Will Play in Egypt – Uruguay Match of World Cup

Sara AhmedJune 14, 2018

Egypt Replaces Minsters of Interior and Defence in Surprise Move

Egyptian StreetsJune 14, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.