The Military Production Ministry seeks to fulfill the armed forces' needs for some projects, due to the ongoing threats in the region as well as the probable continuation of instability that prevails around Egypt regionally and internationally, minister Mohamed al-Assar said.
He added that the ministry should serve the armed forces, as is its role.
“Meeting the demands of the armed forces is [our] main goal. We can manufacture all of our weapons. It can be done,” Assar said in an interview on a talk show aired on privately-owned channel On Live TV on Monday.
Egypt can cooperate with foreign countries to establish plants to manufacture and develop weapons in order to make a 100 percent Egyptian weapon, he explained.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm