Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Zaki met Minister of Defense of the Republic of Zambia Ambrose Lufuma, and his accompanying delegation, who are currently in an official visit to Egypt that lasts for several days.
Zambia’s Defense Minister visits Cairo on head of a high-level military delegation, holds a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart and senior defense officials, signs an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for military cooperations and joint training activities.
The defense ministers of the two countries also signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of military cooperation and training.
The meeting also focused on a number of issues of common interest in light of the areas of military cooperation and the transfer and exchange of experiences between the armed forces of both sides.
Zambia’s Defense Minister visit to Cairo comes following the Egyptian President first-ever visit to the South African country a few days ago, where he had earlier agreed with his Zambian counterpart on enhancing joint military and security cooperation between the two countries.
Zambia’s Defense Minister held talks with Egyptian AOI officials, inspects the domestic-made FAHD APCs and Terrier LT-79 light armored vehicle.
In early June, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed Egypt’s keenness on cementing its historical ties with Zambia and enhancing mutual cooperation in different domains.
The president made his statements on Thursday during a meeting with his Zambian counterpart Hakainde Hichilema on the fringe of the 22nd Summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in the Zambian capital Lusaka.
Sisi reiterated that Egypt is also keen to increase trade exchange and explore investment opportunities, highlighting Egypt’s preparedness to continue backing Zambia in building its capabilities in addition to coordinating efforts on African and regional issues, said Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy.
Also, Egypt and Angola recently entered into a memorandum of understanding concerning the sharing of military intelligence. This development comes amidst escalating tensions caused by the construction of a large-scale dam by Ethiopia on the Nile River.
The President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Luanda on the 6th of June 2023, for a 48-hour working visit, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Angola, Joao Lourenco. This is the first visit of its kind for an Egyptian president to Angola. Both parties discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation, including in defence, security, counter-terrorism, economy, healthcare, education, and energy.