British Ambassador to Egypt Gareth Bayley revealed that the relationship between the two countries is stronger.
According to domestic media, the British Ambassador said that the bilateral relationship between the two countries has been going from strength to strength and reiterated their determination to make continuous efforts to establish a balanced cooperative relationship in various fields.
“We have just witnessed a memorable visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, returning to Egypt after 16 years, and our cooperation across the board – from climate to culture – is closer than ever.”
He made these remarks following the latest official fruitful visit of the British Minister of State for Defence Procurement Jeremy Quin MP to Cairo this week and his accompanied high-level delegation in the respect of the second edition of Egypt’s Defence Exhibition (EDEX 2021).
Bayley noted that defense is an essential part of the UK partnership with Egypt. That is why the UK is proud to be participating in this year’s EDEX, with more than 15 British companies representing the best of the British defense industry.
Bayley also stressed that “With the signing of the most recent deal between BAE Systems and the Egyptian Air Defence Forces, the UK and Egypt are demonstrating our clear commitment to developing our defense partnership further, and working collectively in the interest of global peace and security.”
It’s worth mentioning that Bayley occupied and held many high positions as the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Director for South Asia and Afghanistan from 2017 to May 2021.