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Egypt and Greece conclude joint military drill 'Medusa 5'

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 4 Nov 2017
Egypt
Photo for the Egyptian-Greek Joint Air-Navigation drill in the Greek regional water of the Mediterranean sea on Saturday, November 4, 2017 (Photo: The official Facebook page of the military spokesman of the armed forces)
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Egyptian and Greek naval and air forces concluded on Saturday several days of joint drills in Greek territorial waters in the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's military spokesperson said in a statement.

The "Medusa 5" drill included coordinated naval and air military operations, day and night sailing formations, search and rescue operations by naval units, as well as submarine tracking.

The drill also included training in aerial scouting, defensive and offensive air strikes, and targeting or defending marine targets.

This is the second joint military exercise between Egypt and Greece this year, with the first in August 2017.

According to an earlier statement by Egypt's army, the joint exercises aim to bolster cooperation and exchange expertise between the armed forces of Egypt and Greece.  

Greek Minister of Defence Panos Kammenos praised the joint drill, asserting that his country is keen on developing military partnership with Egypt and expanding joint efforts to bolster security and stability in the region.

Commander of the Egyptian navy Ahmed Khaled said that the military forces from both countries were keen to achieve the maximum benefit from the joint drill.  

The exercise was attended by top Egyptian and Greek military officials.  

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