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Saudi, Egyptian chiefs of staff discuss defense and military cooperation

Lt. Gen. Fayyadh Al-Ruwaili (Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/US Air Force)

Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Fayyadh Al-Ruwaili and his Egyptian counterpart Lt. Gen. Osama Askar on Tuesday held talks on expanding defense and military cooperation relations.

The head of the Egyptian Armed Forces was received with an official reception ceremony upon his arrival in the capital, Riyadh, the Kingdom’s defense ministry said.

The two sides reviewed their “strategic relations, especially in the field of defense and military cooperation, and ways to enhance it,” the ministry statement said.

“The two sides also discussed a number of issues and topics of common concern,” it added.

The meeting was attended by a number of Saudi and Egyptian armed forces officers.


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