U.S. General James Mattis Meets with Egyptian military leaders

Release No: UNRELEASED Nov. 16, 2011 PRINT | E-MAIL

TAMPA, Fla. (November 16, 2011) — Gen. James Mattis, Commander United States Central Command, departed Egypt yesterday after calling on senior Egyptian counterparts in the Ministry of Defense.  Gen. Mattis spoke with Lt. Gen Anan, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces and Field Marshal Tantawi, Commander and Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces to discuss issues of military cooperation within the region and the strong cooperation between our forces. 

The Egypt visit is part of a multi-country visit Mattis is making to the region to increase his awareness of regional issues.  As he departed Cairo, he passed his best wishes to the people of Egypt in this history-making time.