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Egypt says military coordination with U.S. necessary in fighting terror
Last Updated: 2017-07-17 08:27 | Xinhua
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Egypt said on Sunday that military coordination with the United States is necessary in the face of growing terrorism.

Egypt's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy made the remarks during a meeting with the Commanding General of U.S. Army Central Michael Garrett, in which they discussed further military cooperation between the two countries, said the Egyptian military spokesman Tamer al-Refaay in the statement.

They also discussed cooperation including joint exercises, exchanging expertise and enhancing combat and technical capabilities of the armed forces, said Refaay.

Bilateral relations between Egypt and the U.S. deteriorated after the Egyptian military ousted former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, which led former U.S. president Barack Obama to suspend military aid to Egypt and cancel the joint Egyptian-U.S. military exercise, known as Bright Star.

The bilateral ties improved under the new U.S. administration of Donald Trump, who pledged to resume the annual military aid of 1.3 billion U.S. dollars to the key regional ally.

Earlier in April, the Egyptian and U.S. navies launched a joint exercise in the waters of the Red Sea, dubbed as Eagle Salute 2017.

Egypt is the second largest recipient of U.S. annual aid after Israel, Washington's top ally in the region.

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