El-Assar and Nigerian defence minister discuss increased co-operation
CAIRO, August 7, 2018 (MENA) – Minister of State for Military Production Dr Mohamed el-Assar and Nigerian Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan,have discussed strengthening co-operation between Egypt and Nigeria.
Dr el-Assar and the Nigerian Minister of Defence and his delegation visited one of the Military Production factories for manufacturing and repairing weapons. El-Assartold the Nigerian minister that he was keen on expanding the scope of co-operation between the two countries in various fields of industrialisation. He reviewed the technical and technological capabilities of the military production companies that can be exploited in joint manufacturing projects implemented by Egyptian military production companies and Nigerian companies operating in similar fields. El-Assar called for an exchange of visits by delegations from the military production companies of both countries, to determine how to promote joint industrialisation, so as to facilitate coordinated work in this field in the future.
The Nigerian Minister of Defence said he was proud to see howadvanced the military production factories were in manufacturing tanks, guns, armoured vehicles, radar, electronic warfare equipment and communications equipment,which invited the establishment of common projects and the opening of many fields of co-operation and exchange of expertise by the two countries.