CAIRO: Lt. Gen. Osama Askar, chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, met with his Greek counterpart Lt. Gen. Konstantinos Floros and his accompanying delegation.

The meeting was attended by leaders of both countries’ armed forces and the Greek military attache in Egypt.

They discussed Egyptian-Greek military relations and ways to enhance cooperation between their armed forces.

They also discussed defense and security issues facing the two countries and others in the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean.

An Egyptian military spokesman said Askar “stressed that military cooperation between the two countries aims to encourage peace and stability in the region,” and that “facing security challenges and threats in the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean requires joint and permanent cooperation between the two countries.”

An official reception ceremony was held for Floros at the headquarters of Egypt’s Defense Ministry.