Army Chief of Staff back home winding up official visit to Italy

The Egyptian Army Chief of Staff Lt General Osama Askar and his accompanying delegation returned home on Friday 15/12/2023, winding up a several days’ official visit to Italy where he met with Defense Staff of the Italian Armed Forces Admiral Giuseppe Cavo.

Welcoming him at the premises of the Italian Defense Staff, Askar was given a red carpet reception as he along with Cavo reviewed the guards of honor and national anthems of both countries were played.

Talks between the two sides covered a set of issues of common interest and means of bolstering cooperation relations between the two armed forces, as well as the latest regional developments and their impact on security and stability of the region.

Askar also inspected the joint operations command of the Italian Armed forces and was briefed on the techniques used and command and control mechanisms.

He also paid a field visit to one of the combat units, its equipment and arms used, praising the outstanding level of training and excellent potentials possessed by the Italian Armed Forces with its various branches.

The COS also met with officials in a number of Italian companies operating in the field of defense industries and was briefed on some products and the stages of their manufacturing.

Askar’s visit to Italy comes within the framework of deepening partnership relations and military cooperation between the two armed forces.

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