Military vocational schools would be of more benefit to Egypt’s 14-17-year-olds than polytechnic high schools which teach students a skilled trade, suggests Ahmad El-Guweishy, Egypt’s deputy minister of education.
Growing Russian engagement in the Middle East and increased arms sales in the region have led many here to speculate over the Russian agenda.
Middle Eastern countries have been ranked among the largest importers of weapons over the past five years, which have seen the highest level of arms sales globally since the Cold War.
Minister of Military Production Mohamed al-Assar called on the private sector, the business community and investors to communicate with the ministry in order for all to take advantage of the available capabilities in a way that would flow into the interests of Egypt’s economy and achieve integrity between the government …
Egypt’s Minister of Defence Sedky Sobhi met yesterday with France’s Chief of Defence Staff Pierre de Villiers in Cairo where they discussed reinforcing military cooperation between the two countries, Ahram Online reported, quoting a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces.
Since Abdel Fattah el-Sisi became president in June 2014, the Egyptian military has embarked on a massive spending spree. The value of arms transfer agreements Egypt signed in 2015 was the second-largest among developing countries, at $11.9 billion. This included $5.9 billion from France for 24 Rafale jet fighters and $1.1 …
Military Production Minister Mohamed al-Assar has announced that the ministry plans to increase its local and international business partnerships with non-military companies, stressing the necessity of boosting Egypt’s local industries following the pound’s devaluation.
The Military Production Ministry seeks to fulfill the armed forces’ needs for some projects, due to the ongoing threats in the region as well as the probable continuation of instability that prevails around Egypt regionally and internationally, minister Mohamed al-Assar said.
Egypt’s military has been given the green-light to form its own pharmaceutical company, according to a decree by the prime minister published on Sunday.
Egypt imported US$5.3 billion worth of arms in 2015, more than any other developing country, according to a report released this month by Congressional Research Service, a public policy research arm of the United States Congress.