On 12/12/2016, In support of the technical and fighting capabilities, the Armed Forces received the first German Type 209/1400 submarine built at Kiel. This comes within the framework of distinguished ties between the political leadership of Egypt and Germany. The submarine with the latest technology installed for this type of vessel will join the Egyptian Navy. On 8/8/2017, the Egyptian Armed Forces received the second Type 209/1400 submarine from Germany. The submarine with the latest technology installed for this type of watercraft joined the Egyptian Navy to enhance the marine security and protect boarders. Security Cooperation On 11/7/2016, Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar visited Germany accompanied by a high-level security delegation. During his meeting with his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere, the two ministers discussed cooperation between Egypt and Germany in various security spheres. The two sides also signed an agreement for cooperation in the security sector between Egypt and Germany. On 7/10/2017, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree to endorse the deal signed between the governments of Egypt and Germany on security cooperation. The deal was signed on July 11, 2016 in Berlin.