Egypt keen on boosting ties with Uganda in various fields: President Sisi

MENA , Ahram Online , Sunday 20 Mar 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi praised Sunday in a meeting with Ugandan army commander Muhoozi Museveni the strong ties binding the two countries, reiterating Cairo's eagerness to continue boosting relations in various fields, the Egyptian presidency announced.

Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in his meeting with Ugandan commander of the Uganda People s Defence Forces (UPDF) Muhoozi Museveni on Sunday in Cairo ( Photo : Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt’s Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki attended the meeting between President El-Sisi and Museveni in Cairo.

El-Sisi asked Museveni to convey his greetings to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and highlighted the great cooperation potential that Cairo, Kampala and other Nile Basin countries enjoy, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

The president welcomed military cooperation between the two countries, especially regarding Ugandan participation in training courses organised by the Egyptian Ministry of Defence.

For his side, Museveni conveyed the greetings of the Ugandan president to El-Sisi and hailed the deep-historic ties between the two countries across all domains, especially the military ones.

Lt. General Museveni is the commander of Uganda People's Defence Force’s (UPDF) land forces.

On Saturday, Egypt’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Osama Askar in Egypt held a meeting with Museveni in Cairo where they discussed mutual military cooperation between the two countries.

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