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11 Jun 2019

Belarus, Egypt to advance cooperation in defense industry

Belarus, Egypt to advance cooperation in defense industry
Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in Egypt

MINSK, 11 June (BelTA) – The advancement of Belarus-Egypt cooperation in defense industry was discussed at a session of the Belarusian-Egyptian commission on military technology cooperation in Cairo on 9-10 June, representatives of the Embassy of Belarus in Egypt told BelTA.

During the session the Belarusian delegation was led by Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus Roman Golovchenko. The Egyptian delegation was led by Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed El Asar.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Egypt Sergei Rachkov, representatives of a number of Belarusian defense companies, representatives of various departments of the Defense Ministry and the Military Production Ministry of Egypt also took part in the session.

The head of the Belarusian delegation also met with Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) Abdel-Moneim El-Terras and top officials of several branches of the Armed Forces of Egypt.

The session and bilateral meetings touched upon a large number of matters of cooperation in defense industry taking into account the latest accomplishments of Belarus in this sphere. The sides discussed possible supplies, joint production, modernization, and repair of special hardware and equipment with a view to effectively responding to modern security challenges and threats.

As a result of the meeting the minutes of the session was signed and a roadmap was initialed on advancing cooperation between the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus and the Defense Ministry and the Military Production Ministry of Egypt in 2019-2021.

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