Lieutenant General Osama Askar, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, met with Deputy Minister of Defence of Sierra Leone Muana Brima Massaquoi and his accompanying delegation, during their recent visit to Egypt, as part of the activities of the first meeting of the Egyptian-Sierra Leone Military Cooperation Committee.
The meeting discussed ways to support and develop the prospects for military cooperation between the Armed Forces of both friendly countries in many fields, the Egyptian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
The Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces stressed the depth of the cooperation relations between the Armed Forces and their counterparts in African countries. Also, he praised the efforts reached by the committee, to achieve common visions in all military and training fields for both sides.
For his part, the Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Defense expressed the depth of the ties and relations between Egypt and Sierra Leone. He praised the Egyptian efforts to support security and peace in the African continent.
The meeting was attended by a number of Commanders of the Armed Forces of both countries and the Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Cairo.
In another development, the People’s Defense Forces of Egypt signed a cooperation protocol with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education with the aim for implementing the military education system in (100) technical education schools starting from the Academic year 2023/2024.
The protocol also aims at developing the educational system through advanced scientific and training programs, as well as exploiting all capabilities to achieve the maximum scientific benefit for both sides.
The protocol ceremony began with a speech by Major General Walid Hamid Al-Hamaki, Commander of the People's Defense Forces, during which he underscored the continuous support from the General Command of the Armed Forces, to enhance aspects of cooperation and deepen the spirit of loyalty and belonging among the people of the country. He praised the continuous coordination and joint cooperation programs, rely on the latest modern systems, with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education.
For his part, Dr. Reda Hegazi expressed his happiness with the close cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Technical Education and the Armed Forces. He praised the discipline, loyalty and belonging that he witnessed while visiting a number of technical schools that military education system. He stressed that loyalty and belonging are one of the strategic goals of the Ministry and Egypt’s Vision 2030. (Source & Photo © Egyptian Ministry of Defense)