Egyptian naval forces head to France for joint training (Photo: EgyArmySpox)
A number of Egyptian naval vessels have left for France to participate in the activities of the Egyptian-French Joint Maritime Training (Cleopatra-Japian 2019) scheduled over several days in French territorial waters, a statement by the Egyptian military spokesperson Tamer El-Refai read.
Egyptian forces left from Ras Al-Tin Naval Base.
The training is planned to include many activities to enhance the skills of commanders and officers, support maritime security efforts and share experience, which will increase the combat effectiveness of the navy.
The training also aims to enhance the capacities of Egyptian forces in working with the latest combat systems and technologies.
During a ceremonial departure, commander of the naval forces Ahmed Khaled conveyed the greetings and appreciation of Minister of Defence and Military Production Mohamed Zaki, and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Mohamed Farid.
Also participating in the training activities are a number of students of the Egyptian Maritime College.