Egypt’s Defence Minister, Mohamed Zaki and Rwandan Minister, Richard Sezibera have discussed the threats to the safety and stability of countries in the region, as well as the prospects for cooperation in defence and security, according to Ahram Online news website.
Richard Sezibera lauded Egypt and its political leadership’s support of African countries, especially during Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union in this year. For his part, the Egyptian minister of defence hailed the deep-rooted historical relations between Egypt and Rwanda, expressing Cairo’s desire for further cooperation on all levels.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Egypt took over the rotating African Union chairmanship in February at the opening of the 32nd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, as reported by Xinhua.
Egypt believes that the chairmanship of Sisi would give a new impetus to ongoing endeavours of the Union in different arenas.