Defence chief begins official visit to Moscow
CAIRO, August 19, 2018 - THE Minister of Defence and Commander General of the Armed Forces, Gen Mohamed Zaki, flew to Moscow Sunday, beginning an official visit. Leading a high-powered military delegation, the Defence chief is due to take part in the fifth meeting of the Egyptian-Russian Military Committee, the Armed Forces Spokesman, Colonel Tamer al-Rifai, said in a statement published on his official Facebook page Sunday.
During the visit which will last for several days, Gen Zaki would hold talks with senior Russian Defence Ministry officials for a consideration of issues of mutual interest in the light of co-operation and partnership between the armed forces of the two countries, he added.
The defence minister is also expected to attend the International Military/Technical Forum (Army 2018), he said.