India, Egypt to enhance defence cooperation

June 10th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India and Egypt, both members of the Non-Aligned Movement, Tuesday discussed ways to enhance defence cooperation and armed forces interaction. A six-member Egyptian defence delegation led by deputy chief of operation authority of Egyptian armed forces, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Mohsen Saad El Shazly, called on the Indian Minister of State for defence M. Pallam Raju here Tuesday.

“The Egyptian delegation is on a week-long visit to India to participate in the 2nd Indo-Egypt joint defence committee meeting,” a defence ministry official said.

While recalling the close relationship between the two countries during the Nehru-Nasser era, Raju expressed the hope that India and Egypt, as members of G-15, would play an important role in South-South cooperation.

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