Egypt's Navy Leaves to France for Military Drill

Published March 25th, 2019 - 06:15 GMT
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi surrounded by top military generals after an emergency meeting of the Supreme Council of the armed Forces in Cairo. (AFP/ File Photo)
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi surrounded by top military generals after an emergency meeting of the Supreme Council of the armed Forces in Cairo. (AFP/ File Photo)

Egyptian naval forces left for France on Sunday to take part in a joint exercise with French troops, according to the Egyptian military.

The drill aims to enhance naval security cooperation and exchange expertise between forces of both countries, a military statement said.

The exercise also aims to "get acquainted with different combat doctrines and deal with the latest technologies in combat systems", the statement said.

Since mid-2014, Cairo and Paris have signed a range of arms deals, making France -- alongside the U.S. and Russia -- one of Egypt’s main sources for weapons.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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