Egyptian defense officials have vowed to confront schemes aimed at destabilizing the country.
Defense Minister Gen. Mohamed Zaki met on Saturday with a delegation from the House of Representatives and the Senate, in the presence of Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Osama Askar and senior commanders.
They “reviewed the current situation and threats that may face Egypt’s national security in light of the international and regional changes,” a statement said.
Head of Intelligence Abbas Kamel briefed the senior officials on the current situation and the challenges facing the country’s national security, as well as efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security, the statement noted.
Major Generals Ahmed al-Awadi and Osama Montaser, heads of Defense and National Security Committee in the House of Representatives and the Senate, hailed efforts made by the armed forces to serve the country and its people.
Zaki underlined the importance of communication to follow up on all developments locally, regionally and in the world.
The armed forces are prepared to deter any attempt to tamper with Egypt’s security and stability, the minister stressed.