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Abu Dhabi, 20 February 2023 – Tawazun Council and the Ministry of Defence of the Arab Republic of Egypt, represented by the Armed Forces Armament Authority, exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the margins of the ongoing IDEX 2023 and NAVDEX 2023 exhibitions in Abu Dhabi. The purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation between the two brotherly countries in the development of their defense and security industries.

The MoU was signed by Tareq Abdulraheem Al Hosani, Secretary General of Tawazun Council, and Major General Osama Ezzat, Head of the Armament Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces, in the presence of Lieutenant General Osama Ahmed Askar, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces and a number of officials from both sides.

The MoU states that the Council and the Egyptian Armament Authority would provide mutual support to further the development of defence and security businesses and boost military cooperation.

It also provides for exploring avenues for expanding collaboration to suit the shared interests of the two fraternal countries.

“This MoU builds on the UAE and Egypt’s historical brotherly relations and strategic partnership, under the vision and direction of their respective leaderships.”

Tareq Al Hosani

“The purpose of the MoU is to establish strong industrial links in all domains of the military and security sectors, to provide a framework for collaboration, and to explore potential for cooperation based on common interests,” he added.

The MoU between the Tawazun Council and Egyptian Armament Authority is within the framework of defense, industrial and technological cooperation between the UAE and Egypt and in line with their leadership’s directives to strengthen the collaboration in all fields between the two brotherly countries, said Lt. Gen. Osama Askar.