The US mission to Egypt was keen to participate in the first International Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) on Monday. The mission congratulated Egypt on its first military event where over forty American companies were given a warm welcome.
Many of the US exhibitors were represented by senior officials who came from the companies’ headquarters to participate in the event. American companies offer the most technologically advanced defense solutions in the world.
The official U.S. delegation attending EDEX includes U.S. Embassy Cairo Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation Ann Cataldo, Defense Security Cooperation Agency Principal Director Michele Hizon, Director of the Department of Commerce’s Advocacy Center Stephen Renna, and Senior U.S. Defense Official in Egypt Major General Ralph Groover.
"We are proud to have strong American participation in this event and will continue to work with the Egyptian government and U.S. companies to see that Egypt has the tools it needs to ensure its security”, said Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger in press statements.
Goldberger added that EDEX reveals Egypt’s value in Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean sea, along with Egypt’s strong partnership with the US.
Goldberger said that more than forty American company participate in the event to showcase the most recent military weapons, represented by senior officials.
Goldberger asserted the strong ties between Cairo and Washington adding that the US government is seeking to broaden its cooperation with the Egyptian army.