Egypt Independent

Egypt, Sudan agree to enhance military cooperation



The Egyptian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid met with Sudanese officials in Khartoum to talk ways of enhancing military and security cooperation between the two countries.

Farid returned to Cairo on Monday, along with his accompanying delegation, to discuss further aspects of Egypt-Sudan cooperation.

Both sides agreed to bolster joint work in rehabilitation, training, border security, combating terrorism, and military industries.

While in Khartoum, Farid met with the Sudanese Defense Minister Yasin Ibrahim and the Chief of Staff of the Sudanese Armed Forces Mohamed Othman al-Hussein.

They discussed issues of common interest, means of supporting military cooperation relations, joint exercises, and the transfer and exchange of military expertise.

Farid stressed the importance of developing areas of cooperation between the armed forces of Egypt and Sudan.

He explained that there was firm agreement on formulating a joint strategy to achieve the interests of both nations and that what was agreed upon during the talks fulfills the security, stability and development desires of the two countries.

The Sudanese Defense Minister emphasized the deep bonds between his country and Egypt, and the congruence of views towards the security challenges facing the region.

And the Chief of Staff of the Sudanese Armed Forces said that what was agreed upon during the meetings is a real move forward in strategic relations between the two countries.