Egyptian navy officers raised the country's flag Thursday on the first Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) which Cairo acquired from France in 2015.
Egypt has named the carrier after the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
The transfer of the Mistral took place in an inauguration ceremony at the port of Toulouse.
It was attended by the Egyptian Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi and the commander of the French naval forces as well as other top military officials from both countries.
Video: Courtesy of Egypt state TV