General Mohamed Zaki, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Minister of Defense and Military Production, met Mr. Ambrose Lwiji Lufuma, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Zambia, and his accompanying delegation, during his several days official visit to Egypt.
The official reception ceremonies were held, the Guard of Honor show was performed, and the national anthems of both countries were played.
The meeting covered a number of issues of common interest in light of the areas of military cooperation, in addition to expertise exchange between the Armed Forces of both sides, the Egyptian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces expressed Egypt’s pride in its historical and extended relations with the Republic of Zambia. He also stressed the Armed Forces’ keenness to increase aspects of cooperation and partnership in various military fields.
The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Zambia praised Egypt’s influential and active role in all of the raised issues within the African continent. He also expressed his ambition to enhance the prospects of military cooperation between the two friendly countries.
The Defense Ministers of the two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of military cooperation and training, which included a number of activities that the Armed Forces of both countries seek to support during the next period.
The meeting was attended by Lieutenant General Osama Askar, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, and a number of Commanders of the Armed Forces of both countries. (Source & Photo © Egyptian Ministry of Defense)