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Khartoum, Cairo Sign Joint Military Cooperation Agreement

Khartoum, Cairo Sign Joint Military Cooperation Agreement

Wednesday, 3 March, 2021 - 11:30
Sudan and Egypt signed a military cooperation agreement on Tuesday. (AFP)

Sudan and Egypt signed a military cooperation agreement on Tuesday during a three-day visit by Egypt’s Army Chief of Staff Lt. General Mohamed Farid to the Sudanese capital.


Sudan’s Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Othman al-Hussein said the agreement aims to achieve national security for both countries.


Exchanged visits by Egyptian and Sudanese military officials have increased after the ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.


Farid led on Monday a high-ranking military delegation to take part in the seventh meeting of the Egyptian-Sudanese Military Committee in Khartoum.


In November 2020, the first phase of the Egyptian-Sudanese air force military drill, dubbed” The Nile Eagles 1,” kicked off in Khartoum.


The Egyptian and Sudanese special and air forces carried out the drill, which was the first of its kind between the two neighboring countries.


According to Farid, Tuesday’s visit aims at supporting military and security cooperation to bolster bilateral capabilities and confront challenges facing both countries’ national security.


Cairo is ready to meet Khartoum’s demands in all military fields, as part of the unprecedented military bilateral cooperation.


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