Egypt, US naval forces conduct joint drills in Red Sea

Ahmed Eleiba , Monday 1 Nov 2021

Egyptian and US naval forces have conducted joint naval drills in the Red Sea, where the Egyptian frigate Alexandria and the American cruiser USS Portland participated, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement.

Egypt, US naval forces conduct joint naval drills in Red Sea (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian military spokesman)

The training involved a range of naval combat activities, with a focus on enhancing naval security in the Red Sea and assessing threats to the international flow of trade.

The drill also included training on countering atypical threats.

The Armed Forces statement said that Egypt and the US agree on the importance of maintaining maritime security and stability in the region and safeguarding the movement of global trade.

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