Egyptian, Russian paratroopers kick off 'Protectors of Friendship 5' drills

Ahmed Eleiba , Wednesday 20 Oct 2021

Egyptian and Russian paratroopers started on Wednesday the 5th edition of the annual ‘Protectors of Friendship’ drill in Cairo, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced.

A photo from Egyptian-Russian Protectors of Friendship exercise in Egypt (Photo: Egyptian Armed Forces)

The military exercise is hosted at the East Cairo airbase and will continue till 29 October.

The current phase of the exercise includes several theoretical and practical lectures to exchange training and fighting expertise.

The drills aim to boost strategic cooperation between the Egyptian Armed Forces and Russian counterparts in various fields.

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