The joint Egyptian-British military training exercise Ahmose I has started in Egypt with the participation of Egyptian and British ground forces at Mohammed Naguib Military Base, located in Al-Hammam area, west of Alexandria.
British forces and military equipment have been arriving at Egyptian air bases and naval ports to participate in the joint training, which includes counterterrorism training and exercises focused on urban combat.
A coordination conference was held Thursday between leaders of the participating forces to unify concepts and bolster the mission of the training.
The assistant to the head of the Armed Forces Training Authority gave a speech in which he stressed that the training is one of the finest joint exercises conducted involving Egyptian and British armed forces.
The commander on the British side affirmed that the training aims at deepening ties between the Egyptian and British armed forces and to unite action to achieve security and stability in the Middle East.