Egypt : joint exercises with British royal navy and French Marine

Joint exercises contribute to the identification of combat doctrines and the unification of operational concepts between the forces, which confirms the ability and efficiency of the Egyptian soldier to confront all possible hostilities, and emphasizes the depth of military cooperation relations with friendly and brotherly countries to counter the threats facing maritime security in the Mediterranean and Red Sea.©, Photo : RR

Casablanca (ADV) – The naval forces of Egypt, Britain and France took part in joint training exercises in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, the Egyptian military said in a statement Monday.

Egyptian military spokesman Tamer al-Refaay said the exercises come as part of a plan by the Egyptian Armed Forces General Command to activate military cooperation with friendly countries.

The maritime drills carried out jointly with the British navy included training on the modern techniques to detect and handle sea mines in light of their serious impact on navigation at harbors and sea lanes of major strategic importance, he said.

The spokesman added that the Egyptian and French navies carried out exercises with live ammunition in the Mediterranean, simulating scenarios of countering terror threats on the high sea and inspecting suspected ships.

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