Egypt and the UK coordinated on Tuesday to exchange security expertise in their fight against terrorism during a seminar organized by the Armed Forces in Cairo.
Military officials and academics from both countries attended the Egyptian-British Seminar for Counterterrorism 2022, which is held as part of joint efforts between both countries to counter mutual challenges.
Speaking at the gathering, Chairman of the Military Intelligence Service Maj. Gen. Khaled Megawer welcomed the British delegation, stressing the importance of exchanging expertise to keep abreast of developments regarding terrorism.
Megawer discussed Egypt’s success story in fighting terrorism, which he said relies on scientific basis to face the root causes of the phenomenon.
British Air Marshal Joy Martin Sampson, Senior Advisor to the British Chief of Defense Staff for Middle East and North Africa, hailed the strategic relations with Egypt, stressing the importance of cooperation to fight terrorism, according to a statement by the Egyptian Military spokesperson.
Also, Qudsi Rasheed, deputy head of Mission at the British embassy in Cairo, said terrorism is a cross border issue that requires joint action. The seminar included a number of lectures that focus on threats and challenges posed by terrorism.
It also discussed the psychological and social dimensions of this phenomenon, as well as cyber security.
The event was attended by representatives from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry, in addition to chiefs from the Armed Forces, professors, students, Sinai elders, and some members of parliament.