Egypt president lauds Pakistan Army’s successes in war on terror

Published: July 26, 2016
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Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif in a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Tuesday July 26, 2016. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif in a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Tuesday July 26, 2016. PHOTO: ISPR

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has lauded Pakistan Army’s successes in fighting terrorism and its efforts for regional stability, the military’s media wing said on Tuesday.

The remarks by the Egyptian president came during his meeting with Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday in Cairo.

Regional security situation and prevalent and emerging security challenges also came under discussion during the meeting, DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted.

Gen Raheel In Cairo: Pakistan, Egypt vow to fight terrorism

“Army chief emphasised the need for the world and Muslim ummah to unite in fighting the menace of terrorism.”

General Raheel also met Sheikhul Azhar at Egypt’s Al-Azhar university and the latter applauded Pakistan’s efforts towards eliminating terrorism.

Earlier, the army chief witnessed activities, trainings and exercises carried out by the Egyptian Special Forces and appreciated their skills and capabilities.

The COAS arrived in Cairo on Monday on a two-day official visit. He was presented a guard of honour at the Egyptian Army Headquarters, where he held separate meetings with Commander-in-Chief and Minister of Defence Colonel General Sedki Sobhi and the Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Mahmoud Hegazy.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Mr Obvious
    Jul 27, 2016 - 12:14AM

    Another expensive trip which has zero benefit to Pakistani people. Why is Raheel meeting with Egypt leaders? Egypt and Pakistan have almost nothing in common except a history of the military seizing control of the govt. Raheel was traveling the globe doing similar expensive/unnecessary trips during the height of the N Waziristan conflict and nobody had the guts the say WHY? Whats up with that?Recommend

  • Amer
    Jul 27, 2016 - 3:57AM

    This is really a disappointing visit that has no purpose, no value and no relevance.
    Why is Raheel Sharif on a tax payer funded world tour ? Can we not look at his tours when we can criticize Nawaz Sharif for every single step he takes abroad ?
    Why is an Army Chief visiting all these countries ? Did the Egyptian or the Turkish Army Chiefs visit Pakistan like this ? Recommend

  • Nasir Malik
    Jul 27, 2016 - 7:16PM

    @Amer:
    Egyptian army chief visited Pakistan last year.Recommend

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