Egypt, France conduct naval drill in Mediterranean: Military spokesperson

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 25 Jul 2020

Egypt, France

Egyptian and French naval forces have carried out a drill in the Mediterranean Sea with the participation of Egypt’s Tahya Misr frigate and France’s ACONIT frigate, the Egyptian army said in a statement on Saturday.

The official spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces said that the drill comes within the framework of the general command of the Armed Forces’ plan to enhance the level of training and the exchange of expertise with the armed forces of friendly countries.

The naval training also aims to support the pillars of cooperation between the Egyptian and French armed forces, enhance the skills and capabilities of participating forces, and maintain maritime security, stability and peace efforts in the Mediterranean.

The drills focused on organising cooperation in carrying out maritime combat missions against hostile naval formations, the statement said.

The naval drills, the spokesperson said, demonstrated the professionalism of the frigate crews in carrying out combat missions with precision and high efficiency, focusing on common coordination points between all the participating elements.

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