Egypt, Sudan launch 'Guardian of the South-1' joint military exercise

MENA , Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Oct 2021

Egypt and Sudan launched on Tuesday their joint military exercise, dubbed "Guardian of the South-1", at Egypt’s Mohamed Naguib Military Base, which is the largest in the Middle East and is located in Al-Hammam area west of Alexandria city.

Guardian of the South-1
(Photo courtesy of Egypt s Armed Forces Spokesperson)

Elements of the Egyptian and Sudanese border guards will participate in the exercise that will last till October 29, a statement by Egypt’s Armed Forces spokesperson said.

The joint drill is one of several exercises executed by the Egyptian and Sudanese armed forces recently, including joint aerial exercises Nile Eagles 1 in November 2020 and Nile Eagles 2 in March and April 2021.

During May and June 2021, the two countries also launched the Guardians of the Nile joint drill in Sudan with the participation of ground, naval and air forces from both countries’ armed forces.

The Guardian of the South-1 comes as part of a series of joint exercises conducted by the Egyptian Armed Forces with other friendly countries with the view to sharing expertise and enhancing military cooperation, the statement said.

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