Egypt pursues defence co-operation with India

25 September 2018

Egypt and India have held bilateral talks to agree to co-operate more on defence, including industrial teaming, training, and research and development.

General Mohamed Zaki, commander-in-chief of the Egyptian armed forces and the minister of defence and military production, met with Indian Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman in Egypt on 20-22 September to discuss defence co-operation regarding the joint production of defence equipment, working together in the maritime domain, holding joint exercises, and increasing training opportunities.

They collectively want to address counter-terrorism issues as well as increase maritime domain awareness, identifying that they consider certain threats as being of common concern, with the rise of insurgency in the Middle East being an example.

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