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Egypt, France conduct naval exercise in Mediterranean

Ahmed Eleiba , Tuesday 21 May 2019
File photo: Egyptian naval vessels participating with French vessels during joint exercises in the Red Sea and Mediterranean (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's army spokesman)
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Egyptian and French naval forces carried out on Tuesday a maritime training exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement.

The drill saw the participation of French frigate SURCOUF and units from the Egyptian navy. 

The training comes within the framework of the Egyptian Armed Forces' efforts to bolster military relations with different countries. 

The training included maritime activities on how to apply sailing formations, counter hostile targets and repel non-traditional threats, as well as carrying out inspection of vessels.

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