Egypt chief of staff heads to UK to discuss ‘military and security cooperation’
Mahmoud Hegazy was sworn in as Egypt's chief of staff on March 27, 2014. (Facebook)
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Hegazy's official visit to London is due to last several days and the chief of staff is set to hold talks with British officials on increasing "military and security cooperation," the military said in a statement.
Hegazy is also scheduled to discuss "counter-terrorism methods and restoring security and stability to the Middle East."
In June, the British army provided 31 Egyptian army officers with two-week training exercises on protection from improvised explosive devices.
Also in June, the UK invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in London, but no date for the prospective visit has been set.