Cairo. 01 December 2021. Commanders of the main branches of the Armed Forces on Tuesday 30/11/2021 held meetings with a number of military officials of the countries participating in the second edition of the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX 2021) in Cairo.
Commander of the Naval Force Vice Admiral Ahmed Khaled met with Deputy Head of the Italian National Armament Directorate Vice Admiral Dario Giacomin, Commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), US 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, UK Chief of Defense Staff’s Senior Advisor to the Middle East & North Africa, Air Marshal Martin Sammy Sampson and Director of the Africa and Middle East Branch of the French General Directorate of Armament Olivier Leconte.
They discussed means of fostering military cooperation in a way that enhances the Egyptian navy’s capabilities and combat readiness.Meanwhile, Commander of the Air Defense Force Major General Mohamed Hegazy met with Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Mikhail Babich, UK Minister for Defense Procurement Jeremy Quin and Deputy Head of the Italian National Armament Directorate Vice Admiral Dario Giacomin.
They tackled ways of strengthening partnership in different military fields.Head of the Armed Forces Armament Authority Major General Osama Ezzat met with Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Mikhail Babich and South Korea’s deputy minister of national defense for military forces and resources management, where they exchanged views on the advanced armament and defense systems displayed at the exhibition. Those meetings come within the framework of the Armed Forces’ keenness to get acquainted with the most sophisticated armament systems developed by world military powers.