Mubarak, Kuwaiti Defense Minister Review Bilateral Ties
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Kuwaiti Defense Minister Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah on Wednesday discussed enhancing bilateral ties in various fields, reported the official Qatari news agency, QNA.
The Kuwaiti official arrived in Cairo Tuesday on a three-day visit at the invitation of his counterpart, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.
At the end of his visit, the Kuwait minister is due to complete a $120 million deal for the Amoun air defense system, said reports.
Amoun is a standard air defense system comprising surface- to-air missiles and anti-aircraft guns linked to a fire control radar network.
Some Kuwaiti parliamentarians have complained that the Amoun air defense system is unnecessary. They said the system -- first purchased in Kuwait in 1988 -- is outdated and that Kuwait has access to advanced anti-aircraft weapons from the West, according to the news service.
Sabah has rejected the criticism of the arms deals.
He previously said the military would not be starved for funds and would continue to procure defense systems - Albawaba.com