Egypt Independent

Chief of Staff of Armed Forces heads to US



Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mahmoud Hegazy, left Cairo on Thursday to head to Washington for the Conference of Chiefs of Staff of States, to partake in a discussion on the war on terrorism.

He headed to the US upon an invitation from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer in the US.

The conference focuses on coordinating regional and international efforts to eliminate terrorism and to confront threats and challenges aimed at security and stability especially in the Middle East.

Hegazy will hold meetings with senior US military officials to boost military cooperation between the two countries.

Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm