World Bulletin / News Desk
Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday met with British National Security Adviser Sir Kim Darroch to discuss military and security cooperation between the two counties.
The two men discussed means of bolstering Egypt-UK military ties, army spokesman Ahmed Ali said in a Thursday statement via Facebook.
The two officials also exchanged views on recent Arab and regional developments and their impact on regional stability, the spokesman said.
Darroch offered his condolences to al-Sisi for Wednesday's killing of 11 Egyptian soldiers in an attack on their bus in the Sinai Peninsula.
"He [Darroch] voiced confidence in Egypt's ability to combat terrorism and move forward with the implementation of the [army-imposed] transitional roadmap so as to retain its leading role at both the regional and international levels," Ali said.
Following the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi, the military unveiled a "roadmap" for Egypt's political transition, featuring constitutional changes and fresh parliamentary and presidential polls.
The British embassy in Cairo, meanwhile, said in a statement that Darroch had, during his meeting with al-Sisi, denounced "all forms of terrorism."
The statement did not mention when the British official had arrived in Cairo or when he planned to leave.Last Mod: 21 Kasım 2013, 16:27