Egypt, Greece and Cyprus kick off joint military drills in the Mediterranean

Ahmed Eleiba , Monday 25 Jun 2018

Medusa 6
One of the warships participating in the joint Egypt-Creece-Cyprus drill. (Photo:Egyptian armed forces)

Egyptian, Greek and Cypriot naval and air forces began joint drills in the Mediterranean on Monday, the Egyptian army said in a statement.

The Medusa 6 drills include several activities, such as planning and managing joint naval and air force operations, as well as exchanging expertise between the forces, in order to increase their combat experience and effectiveness.   

The participants expressed their happiness at the good reception and organisation of the drills.

The exercise comes as part of the military partnership and cooperation between Egypt and friendly and brotherly countries, the armed forces’ statement said, as part of coordinating efforts and joint work to face increasing challenges in the Mediterranean region.


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