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UK to Expand Training Support to Egyptian Armed Forces

© AFP 2023 / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint (File)
Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint (File) - Sputnik International
The United Kingdom commits to expanding the training support to the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF), UK Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon announced on Tuesday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Fallon, who is currently visiting Egypt, added that Cairo is a key partner and that the two countries will continue to work together to fight terrorism and achieve security and stability in the region.

"We are now going to step up co-operation with our Egyptian allies to help them increase training capacity in their Armed Forces," Fallon said, as quoted on the UK government website.

In 2015-2016, Britain has trained more than 80 EAF personnel in countering improvised explosive devices and close protection in the United Kingdom, and under the new pledge the country will extend training to hundreds of Egyptian army personnel.

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