Egypt navy carries out exercises with Italian, South Korean and Greek navies (Photo: Courtesy of Egyptian armed forces spokesman Facebook page)
The Egyptian navy has carried out training exercises with their Italian, South Korean, and Greek counterparts in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, a statement by the Egyptian military said on Monday.
In an official statement, Egyptian armed forces spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said a number of Egyptian naval vessels participated in training with Italian and Greek vessels, carrying out joint exercises in the Mediterranean.
The exercises included training on the protection of vessels while crossing dangerous zones, as well as an exchange of the take-off and landing of jets on the surfaces of naval units.
According to the statement, the commander of the Italian fleet met on the sidelines of the training with Lieutenant-General Ahmed Khaled, the commander of the Egyptian naval forces, where he inspected a number of recently acquired Egyptian vessels.
In the Red Sea, a number of Egyptian and South Korean vessels conducted an exercise which included carrying out realistic scenarios to confront challenges faced by maritime security in combating terrorism, as well as practicing the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) procedures for suspect ships.
The training also included applying sailing formations for both day and at night.
The joint trainings and visits come as part of support for military relations, and an exchange of training experience with friendly and brotherly countries.