The Egyptian Defence Minister (EDM), Gen. Abdel Fattah al Sisi called on the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony here today. Gen. al Sisi is part of the delegation accompanying the Egyptian President during his visit to India.
Both sides took note of the gradual building up of defence exchanges and interactions, particularly in the area of training exchanges, since the establishment of the Joint Defence Committee in 2006. It was agreed that there was scope for enhancing bilateral defence cooperation in various areas, including by way of increased interactions between the Armed Forces of both countries and through technology collaboration between industries. It was decided that opportunities for increasing cooperation will be discussed by both sides during the next meeting of the Joint Defence Committee, which is expected to be held in the near future, at the mutual convenience of both sides.
The Egyptian Defence Minister also briefed Shri Antony about the security situation in West Asia and in Egypt’s neighborhood. The Egyptian Defence Minister extended an invitation to Shri Antony to visit Egypt. Shri Antony has accepted the invitation.
(Text and photo by Ministry of Defence, New Delhi)