CAIRO: Egypt, Cyprus and Greece have mentioned strengthening joint army cooperation to face safety challenges and threats.
This got here throughout Egypt’s internet hosting of the fifth assembly of the protection ministers, in addition to leaders of the armed forces, of the three international locations.
Egyptian army spokesman Col. Arkan Harb Gharib Abdel Hafez mentioned in a press release that the assembly handled quite a few matters and points associated to protection cooperation.
Lt. Gen. Mohamed Zaki, commander-in-chief of Egypt’s armed forces, and minister of protection and army manufacturing, held a bilateral assembly with the Cypriot Protection Minister Charalambos Petrides to debate the switch and change of knowledge and expertise between the armed forces of each international locations.
Zaki additionally held talks with Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Greek minister of protection, to overview the regional and worldwide protection scenario and its implications for safety and stability within the Center East and the Jap Mediterranean.
In his opening tackle, Zaki highlighted “the significance of supporting technique of cooperation and partnership between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, which contributes to reaching safety and stability within the Center East and the Jap Mediterranean area, praising the fruitful cooperation the Egyptian-Cypriot-Greek relations are witnessing throughout current occasions.”
The Cypriot protection minister supported prolonged partnership and cooperation, particularly with joint workout routines and the change of experiences between the armed forces.
The Greek protection minister expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s influential and energetic function to attain safety and stability within the Center East and Jap Mediterranean.
On the conclusion of the discussions, a joint assertion was signed throughout the framework of the efforts of the Egyptian, Cypriot and Greek armed forces to help cooperation in protection and safety with a view to confront challenges and threats, and help peace and stability within the jap Mediterranean.