Pak-Egypt MCC discusses regional stability, mutual interests

11 Jan 2018

The 11th round of Pakistan-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) meeting held in Cairo, Egypt exchanged views on regional stability and held open and informal discussions on bilateral issues of mutual interest.

Defence Secretary Lt Gen (retd) Zamirul Hassan Shah led Pakistan delegation while Egyptian delegation was led by Assistant Chief of Operation Authority of Egyptian Armed Forces Major General Moaty Ahmed Iraqy.

The Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) has two sub-working groups dealing with the issues relating to equipment and training/exercises respectively, said a message received here on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s achievements in successfully countering menace of terrorism and the expertise held by its armed forces in counter-terrorism were also deliberated.

The two sides reviewed the present status of bilateral defence cooperation and also explored new avenues to further strengthen cooperation in the fields of defence production, military training and exercises.

Lt Gen (retd) Zamirul Hassan Shah also called on Egypt’s Assistant Minister for Defence Maj Gen Mohamed El Keshky, State Minister for Military Production Mohammad Saad El Assar and Air Defence Forces Commander Lt Gen Ali Fahmy Mohamed Ali Fahmy.

During the meetings, issues relating to mutual interests were discussed between the two sides.

The defence secretary also visited Air Defence Headquarters and National Organisation of Military Productions.

A salient feature of the 11th Pak-Egypt Military Cooperation Committee (MCC) meeting was the signing of MoU in the field of defence which will provide an overarching mechanism to promote bilateral collaboration in diverse fields.


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