Egyptian army chief-of-staff and Bahrain's intelligence czar discuss burgeoning military cooperation
By Viola Fahmi
Egyptian Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid Hegazy on Monday held talks in Cairo with Bahraini intelligence chief Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa to discuss bilateral military cooperation, according to an Egyptian army statement.
Military spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said the meeting -- attended by a sizeable Bahraini military delegation -- had also tackled “a number of issues related to the close partnership between our two countries”.
In recent years, Egypt has conducted several joint military exercises with Bahrain, the most recent of which were held in March in Bahraini capital Manama.