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Egypt President, U.S. Central Command Chief discuss terrorism in the region

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CAIRO – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with US Central Command chief Kenneth Mackenzie on Tuesday, discussing ways of boosting cooperation between Cairo and Washington.

The Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency, Ambassador Bassam Radi, said that al-Sisi congratulated Mackenzie on assuming the duties of the US Central Command chief recently, stressing the importance of the strategic relations between Egypt and the United States, especially with regard to the military cooperation between the two countries, which is pivotal for facing the challenges that threaten the security and stability of the entire region.

Al-Sisi reviewed in this regard Egypt’s current efforts to combat terrorism on all axes and strategic directions, Radi noted out.

The commander of the US Central Command praised the strong military relations between the two countries, stressing his country’s keenness to continue developing and strengthening the partnership and cooperation with Egypt in all fields. He appreciated Egypt’s efforts in fighting terrorism as a common challenge facing the world, with a reliance on Egypt’s pivotal role in the region and its efforts to maintain regional peace and security, the Spokesman stated.

The meeting discussed the results of the last meeting of the Military Cooperation Committee between the two countries in Washington last March, which is the main forum for bilateral military relations, where it witnessed consultations on a variety of strategic affairs, including combating terrorism, border security, maritime security cooperation, as reflected in the mutual commitment to bilateral cooperation and consultation on the basis of common priorities, according to Radi.

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