Interim Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim received his Jordanian counterpart Hussein Al-Majali on Saturday evening to discuss security cooperation between the two countries.
Ibrahim discussed the policy and strategies of the Egyptian interior ministry, addressing the “challenges that the police force faces during this phase and the successes achieved by the police in confronting terrorism,” a statement posted by the interior ministry said.
The interior ministers discussed “common security threats in the region and ways to expand cooperation in police fields related to fighting crime, terrorism, smuggling and money laundering,” the Jordanian state news agency Petra reported.
Al-Majali also held talks with Interim Defence Minister Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, discussing regional developments and ways to develop ties between the two countries.
Al-Majali left Cairo later on Saturday after a visit that lasted a few hours.
King Abdullah of Jordan had held talks in July in Cairo with Interim President Adly Mansour, two weeks following former president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, expressing support for the change in power. His visit to Cairo and meeting with Mansour was the first by a foreign head of state since the introduction of the interim government.
Mansour concluded his first oversees tour in October with Jordan where he was received by King Abdullah.
Interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy held talks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Amman, during a visit to Jordan. Judeh affirmed Jordan’s “full support” for the interim Egyptian government.