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Egypt, UAE boost security cooperation in Chad, Sahel

In the wake of the killing of Chadian President Idriss Deby at the hands of rebel groups, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt agreed on the need to boost cooperation to preserve the stability and security of the Sahel region, while also seeking to counter Turkey's influence.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) welcomes Chad's President Idriss Deby during an official ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 27, 2019.

CAIRO — The Emirati Ministry of Defense announced April 25 the start of logistical support flights aimed at boosting the international efforts led by France to combat terrorism in the African Sahel region, in a bid to achieve security and stability in the region.

The official Emirates News Agency said that the Emirati armed forces will devote a number of its trips to transporting humanitarian and relief aid given the great experience it has acquired in the field of humanitarian and relief work at both the regional and international levels.

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