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Egypt, Turkey compete for military foothold in Kenya

Egypt and Turkey are vying for presence in Kenya, with both countries seeking to consolidate their relations at all economic, technological and industrial levels with the African country.
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CAIRO — On Dec. 9, Lt. Gen. Abdel Moneim Al-Terras, chairman of Egypt’s Arab Organization of Industrialization, received a Kenyan delegation, headed by Maj. Gen. Carlos Kahariri, the director of the Kenya National Defense College.

For the first time, both sides agreed to the localization of Egypt’s arms industry technology in Kenya, and to support the local Kenyan industry at the defense and civil levels. Terras said that the organization will place all its expertise, human and technological capabilities in cooperation and partnership with Kenya.

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