Kurilla affirmed the importance of the Suez Canal as a vital lifeline for the entire world as he held a meeting on Monday with Osama Rabie, chairman of the SCA, during the former’s visit to Egypt.
Egypt’s Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki discussed on Sunday with visiting Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) Michael Erik Kurilla and his accompanying delegation ways of boosting military cooperation.
During their meeting, Zaki and Kurilla discussed means of deepening military cooperation relations between the armed forces of Egypt and the United States, a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman said.
“It was agreed to continue regular bilateral consultation and coordination between the two sides on issues of common interest to the two friendly countries,” said Rady.
Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Zaki met Wednesday with Commander of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Kenneth McZenzie in Cairo.
Major General Steven J. deMilliano, director of exercises and training directorate at the United States Central Command, hailed the exercise as a vital professional development tool to test and validate concepts, procedures, and tactics
We will continue to find a solution to it to be accepted by Egypt and all parties involved as well. But again, Egypt has shown great leadership in this area," he said.
Additionally, Egypt is a key member of the international coalition against terrorism and ISIS for many years, he said.
Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), Joseph L. Votel, praised the Mohammed Naguib military.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will discuss counterterrorism efforts with commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM ) Joseph Votel on Monday.