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Egypt’s Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces Meets US National Security Coordinator Amid Gaza Crisis


Thu 06 Jun 2024 | 06:33 PM
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On Thursday, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces General Mohamed Zaki, met with Brett McGurk, the U.S. National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, and his delegation currently visiting Egypt.

 The meeting centered on discussing current regional developments, particularly the ongoing military operations in Gaza and their severe humanitarian impact. Both parties also reviewed efforts to cease fire, open crossings, and increase the flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza's residents.

General Osama Askar, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, along with several other military leaders, the acting U.S. Ambassador, and the U.S. military attaché in Cairo, attended the meeting.

The meeting between General Zaki and McGurk comes at a critical time as the Middle East faces significant turmoil. The ongoing conflict in Gaza has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis, with countless civilians caught in the crossfire. Efforts to broker peace and provide humanitarian aid have become more urgent, making such high-level discussions essential.

The United States and Egypt have long maintained a strategic military partnership based on mutual interests, including counterterrorism, regional stability, and security cooperation. Egypt's military is one of the largest in the region, and its strategic location makes it a pivotal ally for the United States in the Middle East and North Africa.

The Gaza Strip has been a focal point of conflict for years, with periodic escalations leading to severe humanitarian crises. The recent military operations have resulted in significant casualties and widespread destruction. The international community has been urging for ceasefire agreements, the opening of border crossings, and increased humanitarian assistance to alleviate the suffering of Gaza's residents.