Dunford, Egyptian Defense
Leaders Discuss Bilateral Relationship
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
Washington D.C. — (DoD
News) — February 20, 2016 — Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with senior Egyptian military leaders
in Cairo today.
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. with Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy
Dunford visited Cairo to demonstrate U.S. commitment to strengthening the
security partnership between Egypt and the United States, according to a Defense
Department statement summarizing the meeting.
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.,
Ministry of Defense in Cairo
In meetings with Minister of Defense General Sedky Sobhy and Chief of Staff
of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy, the statement said Dunford affirmed
his intent to deepen the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Among
the issues the leaders discussed was the challenge of terrorism, where
cooperation could be especially beneficial for both sides.
Dunford is the nation's highest-ranking military officer and the principal
military advisor to President Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and the
National Security Council.
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