Egypt's Sisi appoints new armed forces chief of staff - presidency

General Osama Askar as chief of staff of the armed forces, the presidency said

  
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint statement with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades after a trilateral summit between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, in Athens, Greece, October 19, 2021.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint statement with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades after a trilateral summit between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, in Athens, Greece, October 19, 2021.

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CAIRO- Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Lieutenant General Osama Askar as chief of staff of the armed forces, the presidency said on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Mohamed Waly; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Jon Boyle) ((Nadine.Awadalla@thomsonreuters.com;))


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