Feb. 20, 2016 —
WASHINGTON (February 20, 2016) — Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with senior Egyptian military leaders in Cairo
Dunford visited Cairo to demonstrate
U.S. commitment to strengthening the security partnership between Egypt and the
United States, according to a Defense Department statement summarizing the
In meetings with Minister of Defense
General Sedky Sobhy and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Mahmoud
Hegazy, the statement said Dunford affirmed his intent to deepen the bilateral
relationship between the two countries. Among the issues the leaders discussed
was the challenge of terrorism, where cooperation could be especially
beneficial for both sides.
Dunford is the nation's highest-ranking military
officer and the principal military advisor to President Obama, Defense
Secretary Ash Carter, and the National Security Council.