Egypt remains a leading Arab state, a stabilizing influence in the Middle East, and a key actor in Middle East Peace. In recent years, however, the Egyptian government has had to deal with serious economic challenges and internal extremist threats; as such, U.S. foreign aid is a critical reinforcement to the Egyptian government. At the same time, Egypt continues to play a pivotal role in the international effort to address instability in Gaza. U.S. Central Command continues to work closely with the Egyptian security forces to interdict illicit arms shipments to extremists in Gaza and to prevent the spread of Gaza’s instability into Egypt and beyond.
CENTCOM is working with Egypt to modernize that nation’s military/security apparatus and facilitate greater participation in contingency operations. CENTCOM, through intelligence sharing, also supports Egypt’s counter-smuggling operations in the Red Sea and along its southern border. Exercise BRIGHT STAR continues to be one of the premier multi-lateral exercises in the CENTCOM area of operations.
Learn more about Egypt
Key Leaders: Egypt
CIA World Factbook: Egypt
U.S. Embassy Cairo - Website
U.S. Embassy Cairo - Facebook Page
Study USA-Egypt - Facebook Page
no press releases available at this time
No audio available at this time.