The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Sunday that Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs Hisham Badr will be travelling to Brussels to hold bilateral talks with officials of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
According to a statement released by the ministry, the talks will focus primarily on NATO cooperation in the fight against terrorism and organised crime. Badr also hopes to coordinate efforts in hosting a NATO seminar in Egypt concerning the fight against terrorism.
The statement added that Egypt has a “bilateral plan” to increase cooperation with NATO, specifically in the fields of science and skills development. Crisis management, peacekeeping operations, mine-detection training, as well as disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation policies will be discussed.
State-run MENA reported that training for ambassadors and media professionals, organised by NATO, will also take place.
Badr will also take this opportunity to present Egypt’s transitional roadmap to the NATO community.
The talks, which will last three days, commemorate the 20th year of cooperation between the organisation and Egypt.