Egypt, US discuss military relations

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met today with General Jospeh L. Votel, commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) to discuss bilateral relations, especially military cooperation, according to a press release by Egyptian presidency.
The commander of the US Central Command is visiting Cairo to hold meetings with senior Egyptian officials to discuss a number of issues related to regional security.
A meeting took place this morning gathering Sisi and General Votel, to discuss regional security and to explore ways to strengthen U.S-Egypt partnership in the fight against terrorism and in promoting stability in the Middle East.
The relations between the two countries have gained momentum since US new president Donald Trump started his tenure in January. Al-Sisi was the first Arab leader to congratulate him on his victory.
A press release from the U.S Embassy in Cairo quoted the Votel as saying, “Egypt is one of our most important partners in the region.” He stressed that that “At CENTCOM our vision is to help promote a more stable and prosperous region with increasingly effective governance, improved security, and trans-regional cooperation. Our mission is to direct and enable military engagement with allies and partners to increase regional security and stability.”

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