Egypt is a crucial ally in fighting terrorism and illegal migration, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, the defence minister, said in a video message on Monday, after meeting counterpart Mohamed Zaki in Egypt.
The ministers reviewed the state of affairs of illegal migration and terrorism in north Africa and the situation in the Sahel, which, as a source of migration, Hungary considers important, according to the message posted to social media.
Also, the two countries share the opinion on the need for a ceasefire and peace negotiations in relation to the war in Ukraine, he said.
Cooperation between the two armed forces and defence industry developments were also the subject of discussions, the minister noted.
Szalay-Bobrovniczky said Hungary strove to receive broad support from its own defence industry for its military development, and the strategic interests of the two countries coincided. Both Szaay-Bobrovniczky and Zaki examined the potential for cooperation, he added.
The Hungarian defence minister’s relevant video on Facebook:
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