Egypt and Bahrain carry out joint military exercise in Manama

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 Mar 2017

Egyptian and Bahraini troops during Hamad 2 joint military exercise (Photo: EAF spokesman Facebook page)

Egyptian and Bahraini naval and air forces took part in a joint military exercise in the Gulf country on Tuesday.

A group of Egyptian warships and fighter jets arrived in Bahrain on the same day to participate in the Hamad 2 joint exercise.

"The exercise is aimed at consolidating and strengthening the fraternal historic relations and supporting the bilateral military cooperation between both countries," read a statement by the Egyptian military.

In April 2015, the Egyptian and Bahraini militaries conducted the first phase of air-maritime joint military exercises under the name "Hamad 1".

Egypt will also take part in two separate military drills with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, the Egyptian military said on Saturday.

Egypt has carried out military exercises and exchanges of expertise with a range of counterparts in the Gulf region, and with other partners. 

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