Egypt & U.S to boost military cooperation as part of counterterrorism measures

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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi hosted U.S Defense Secretary James Mattis in Cairo on Thursday to discuss boosting military cooperation between their two nations, reports Al Ahram.

The two leaders discussed special and strategic ties that will empower their war against terrorism. The Egyptian leader insisted on finding ways to cut off funding for terrorism and restrict countries that are supporting terror groups with fire arms or fighters.

Mattis said the United States is keen to take the bilateral defense cooperation, which he describes as strong, to higher level.

Mattis arrived in Cairo for a one day visit coming from Saudi Arabia, on a tour of the region that also includes Israel, Qatar and Djibiouti as part of the US efforts in reaffirming its military alliances, & engaging with strategic partners in the region.

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