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Egyptian, French navies conduct joint drills in Mediterranean to 'support security, stability in region'

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Aug 2019
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Egyptian and French naval forces executed joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean under a plan to boost and support military cooperation relations with all friend countries.

According to the statement, the naval exercise was carried out at the Mediterranean’s northern fleet by French frigate Jean Bart and Egyptian frigate Damietta.

“The exercise come under the framework of supporting pillars of joint cooperation between the Egyptian and French armed forces, contributing in enhancing skills and exchanging expertise...in support of maritime security and stability in the region. ,” the armed forces said. 

The training included preparations and planning to execute combat activities in the sea and other activities including the use of helicopters to support navy formations in different missions.

The drill also included boosting measures of maritime security at areas of operation by maritime units and exercising on various scenarios which involve the right to visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) for suspected ships.

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