Egyptian Commander in Chief and Minister for Defence meets Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today.
Gen Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed, Egyptian Commander-in-Chief and Minister for Defence and Military Production conveyed the cordial greetings of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
Bilateral, regional and international issues came under discussion during the meeting.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also shared views on Kashmir issue.
Egyptian Commander in Chief
He emphasised implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions remained the only way for peaceful solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
He spoke in detail on the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in the IOJK.
That includes the inhuman lockdown and communications blockade which had continued since August 5, 2019 and severely impacted the lives of over 8 million Kashmiris.
PM Khan cited Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-inspired Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s extremist and discriminatory policies.
He said that those policies were not only targeting India’s minorities, but also imperiling peace and security in the region. He also highlighted the close, cordial relations between Pakistan and Egypt.
The prime minister recalled his meetings with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Makkah and New York during 2019.
Furthermore, he underscored the shared commitment of the leadership in the two countries to deepen bilateral collaboration in diverse fields.
PM also reiterated the resolve to take Pakistan-Egypt relations to a new level.
In the context of enhanced high-level exchanges, he added that he looked forward to President Sisi’s visit to Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
Egyptian Defence Minister
Meanwhile, Gen Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed noted the strong Egypt-Pakistan bilateral relations.
He expressed satisfaction over the existing level of defence cooperation, including frequent exchange of visits, training exchange programmes and joint exercises.
Gen Zaki Mohamed reaffirmed Egypt’s commitment to enhance high-level exchanges and further fortify bilateral cooperation with Pakistan in all fields.