Egypt, Sudan to conduct Guardians of the Nile military drills

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 22 May 2021

The exercise will take place in Sudan from 26 to 31 May

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A group photo of the Egyptian and Sudanese military leaderships after the arrival of Egypt's participating armed forces in the joint military drill Guardians of the Nile (Photos courtesy of Egyptian army spokesperson)

Egyptian army forces arrived in the southern neighbour of Sudan to participate in the joint military drill Guardians of the Nile, a statement by the Egyptian army spokesperson said on Saturday.

The Guardians of the Nile is a continuation of the previous series of military drills Nile Eagles 1 and Nile Eagles 2 by Egypt and Sudan, Brigadier-General Tamer El-Refaie noted in the statement.

Egypt and Sudan’s Air and Special Forces performed joint aerial exercises Nile Eagles 1 in November 2020 and Nile Eagles 2 in March and April 2021.

The Ground, Air and Navy Forces of Egypt and Sudan are participating in the Guardians of the Nile military drills to confirm the readiness of the joint forces and increasing the training experiences of the two countries’ armed forces, El-Refaie said.

From his side, Head of the Training Department at the Sudanese General Staff Major General Malek Al-Tayeb has welcomed the participating Egyptian armed forces, the statement said.

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Al-Tayeb has praised the efficiency and readiness of the Egyptian forces, as well as the distinguished training and combat experiences, stressing that the training aims at exchanging experiences and enhancing means of military cooperation between the two countries, the statement noted.

According to a statement by the Sudanese Armed Forces, the Egyptian-Sudanese military drills will take place in Sudan from 26 to 31 May.

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