Egyptian, Russian paratroopers begin Protectors of Friendship 3 military training

Marina Barsoum, Monday 15 Oct 2018

Photo courtesy of the spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces

Egyptian and Russian paratroopers have arrived in Cairo on Monday in preparation for a joint military training exercise from 15 to 26 October, a statement by the Egyptian military read.

The Protectors of Friendship 3 exercises includes exchanges of training experiences and training on special forces combat and on battling terrorism.

The paratroopers' drills include the deployment of troops, equipment and vehicles, and the exchange of experiences.

In October 2016, Protectors of Friendship 1 took place in the Egyptian Mediterranean city of Alamein.

In 2017, the second training took place between the forces within the same framework in the Russian city of Novorossiysk.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Russia on Monday for a three-day official visit. 


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