President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Tuesday in Cairo with General Kenneth McKenzie Jr, the commander the United States Central Command, and a delegation of US army officials, according to a statement by the presidential spokesman Bassam Rady.
According to the statement, President El-Sisi asserted during the meeting the importance of the long-standing strategic relations between Egypt and the United States, especially when it comes to the current military cooperation between the two countries, which is essential in facing current challenges threatening the security and stability of the Middle East.
General McKenzie praised the military relations between the two countries, adding that his country is keen to continue boosting partnership and cooperation with Egypt.
McKenzie also expressed his appreciation for the efforts Egypt has made in fighting terrorism, which he said is a common threat facing the whole world, as well as the role Egypt plays in keeping peace and security in the region.
They also discussed the latest developments in the region and the recent crises in several countries.
Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki attended the meeting.