Egypt, Bulgaria’s Defense Ministers sign MoU in military cooperation
Egyptian Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Lieutenant General Mohamed Zaki met with Todor Tagarev, theBulgarian Minister of Defense, and his accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of the First Egyptian-Bulgarian Cooperation Committee in Cairo, on Saturday.
An official reception ceremony was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Defense; national anthems for both countries were played.
The meeting discussed ways to enhance military cooperation between the two sides in many fields. It also touched on the repercussions of the current situation and its impact on security and stability in the Middle East region.
Lieutenant General Muhammad Zaki stressed the depth of partnership relations, bilateral cooperation and coordination of joint efforts of both countries to enhance regional and international security and stability.
The Egyptian Minister of Defense called for the need to mobilize efforts in order to stop the increasing escalation in the region and reach a solution to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
For his part, the Bulgarian Defense Minister praised the historical and extended relations and the Egyptian efforts in dealing with the Palestinian issue and securing the entry of humanitarian aid for the residents of the Gaza Strip.
The Egyptian and Bulgarian Defense Ministers also signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of defense cooperation between the armed forces of both sides.
The meeting was attended by Lieutenant General Osama Askar, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, and a number of commanders of the armed forces of both countries.