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Egypt's military ties with Sudan linked to stance on Nile River Dam

Egypt seeks to consolidate military relations with Sudan in various military fields, with Cairo and Khartoum signing most recently a military cooperation agreement and conducting joint military exercises.

A major development has recently marked Egyptian-Sudanese military relations, with Egypt’s National Organization for Military Production — affiliated with the Ministry of Military Production — and Sudan's Military Industry Corporation (MIC) signing a military industrialization cooperation agreement on Nov. 20.

The military cooperation agreement came on the sidelines of a visit by a Sudanese military delegation, led by MIC Deputy Director-General Brig. Gen. Mutasim Abdullah al-Hajj, on Nov. 20 to the National Organization for Military Production headquarters and a number of military production companies in Egypt. The Sudanese delegation visited a number of departments at Military Factory 300, namely the departments of the small weapons ammunition production and the multi-machine gun production.

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