Egypt and Greece conclude 'Medusa 2016' joint military drills

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Dec 2016

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Egypt's Chief of staff Mahmoud Hegazy in Greece attending "Medusa 2016" drills (Photo: Egyptian armed forces spokesperson official Facebook page )

Egyptian and Greek armed forces concluded this week "Medusa 2016" joint military drills in Greece, a spokesperson for the Egyptian military announced on Friday.

According to the spokesperson, units from Egyptian air and naval forces participated in the drills with Greek forces, which were held in the southeast Aegean Sea and on the island of Crete from 5 to 8 December.

Egypt's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy attended the exercises along with Greek Chief of Hellenic National Defence General Staff Evangelos Apostolakis and a number of Egyptian and Greek commanders.

Egypt has carried out 30 joint military exercises in 2016 with 20 Arab and African countries, as well as European countries including France and Russia.

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