On Tuesday 15 March 2016, the HNDGS Chief, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis HN, paying an official visit to Egypt, met with the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. General Mahmoud Hegazy, where they discussed issues concerning the enhancement of the present bilateral military cooperation.

Moreover, the HNDGS Chief met with the Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Minister of Defence and Military Production, General Sedki Sobhi, where they discussed issues concerning the strengthening of the present bilateral military cooperation focusing on potential cooperation on defence and shipbuilding industry.  The problems arising from the increased refugee flows as well as security challenges in the wider geopolitical environment were also in the agenda.

During his visit the HNDGS Chief laid wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier and the Grave of the Egyptian President Sadat.