Senior-most U.S. Military Official Expresses Support for Shared Fight on Terror

Cairo – The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., met with senior Egyptian military leaders in Cairo on Saturday, February 20th.

General Dunford visited Egypt to strengthen the security partnership between Egypt and the United States. In meetings with Minister of Defense General Sedky Sobhy and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces LTG Mahmoud Hegazy, General Dunford affirmed his intent to deepen the bilateral relationship between the two countries. In the meetings, they spoke in detail about a number of issues, including the challenge of terrorism where cooperation could be mutually beneficial.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer and the principal military advisor to President Obama, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and the National Security Council.

The United States Joint Chiefs of Staff consist of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau.