The Minister of Defense and Military Production, Mohamed Zaki, met with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Zambia, Ambrose Luvuma, and his accompanying delegation, who is currently on an official visit to Egypt that will last for several days.
Zambian Defense Minister visits Cairo at the head of a high-ranking military delegation, holds a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart and senior defense officials, and signs a memorandum of understanding for military cooperation 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 touched on a number of issues of common interest in light of the fields of military cooperation and the transfer and exchange of experiences between the armed forces of both sides.
The Zambian Defense Minister’s visit to Cairo follows the first visit of the Egyptian president to the South African country a few days ago, where he had earlier agreed with his Zambian counterpart to enhance joint military and security cooperation between the two countries.
The Zambian defense minister held talks with Egyptian officials of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, and inspected a locally made Fahd light armored personnel carrier and a Terrier LT-79.
In early June, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi affirmed Egypt’s keenness to consolidate its historical relations with Zambia and to enhance joint cooperation in various fields.
The President made the remarks during his meeting with his Zambian counterpart Hakinde Hichilema on the sidelines of the 22nd Summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in the Zambian capital, Lusaka.
Sisi affirmed that Egypt is also keen on increasing trade exchange and exploring investment opportunities, noting Egypt’s readiness to continue supporting Zambia in building its capabilities in addition to coordinating efforts on African and regional issues.