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Discussion on the further development of Egyptian–Hungarian relations

Text: defence.hu | Photo: László Kertész, Warrant Officer Lajos Szabó |  09:14 February 23, 2024

On 20 February, in the Ministry of Defence, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry Dr. Zsolt Kutnyánszky received Mohamed Ibrahim El Shinawy, Egypt’s ambassador accredited to Budapest.

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Egypt is a distinguished partner for Hungary in several fields. The bilateral cooperation is being conducted under a bilateral military agreement signed in Cairo on 1st June 2016. Since then, the leaders of the two countries have regularly held coordinating discussions. At their present meeting, the two sides looked into the possibilities for further developing the cooperation between the two countries.


On 20 February, Lieutenant General Ferenc Kajári, Deputy Chief, HDF General Staff received, on a courtesy call, Egypt’s non-resident new defence attaché in Hungary, Colonel Tamer Ali Ibrahim Bebars. Both of them agreed that the relations between the two countries are exceptionally good, and that their further cooperation offers good opportunities. The main directions of cooperation between the Hungarian Defence Forces and the Egyptian Armed Forces are as follows: mutual participation in each other’s military exercises, cooperation in training (peace operations courses, C-IED training, course-based education) and defence industrial cooperation.

During the meeting, Lieutenant General Kajári informed his guest about the currently ongoing National Defence and Armed Forces Development Program, as well as the latest successes of the recruitment campaign. Further topics on the agenda included the challenges posed to both countries by the currently ongoing political and economic processes in the world.