Egypt and UAE conclude naval exercises in Arabian Gulf

Ahram Online , Friday 29 Apr 2016

The naval exercises between Egypt and UAE were held off the coast of the Gulf state

Emirati Vessel
An Emirati warship participating in the military drill (Photo: The official Facebook page of Egyptian armed forces spokesperson)

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates concluded on Friday their two-week long joint military drill in the Gulf country's waters, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The Khalifa II military and naval exercise included naval reconnaissance of enemy targets as well combat training techniques such as handling enemy targets at sea, storming suspect vessels, ship combat, and coordinating with air forces to receive air support.

During a visit by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to Cairo last week, the UAE pledged $4 billion to Egypt, half as a deposit in the central bank and the other half in investments in developmental projects.

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