Egypt, US discuss stability, security in Mideast

CAIRO, Egyptian Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhy and a visiting delegation from the US Congress have discussed achieving stability and security in the Middle East region, and mutual cooperation in different fields between the two countries.

This came during a meeting between Sobhy and the visiting delegation on Thursday, the Egyptian ministry said in a press statement.

Sobhy affirmed the depth of the strategic partnership with the US that “supports mutual endeavors for achieving peace and development, and overcoming the ongoing challenges aiming to undermine stability and security of the region”, the statement added.

According to the statement, the US delegation commended relations between the two countries in all domains, describing them as “important”.

The two sides stressed the importance of coordination and consultation on all levels, amid efforts exerted by Egypt in the face of terrorism and its “effective” role in the issues of mutual concern on both regional and international arenas, the statement concluded.

Source: Kuwait News Agency