Navy participates in Khalifa II military exercise in UAE
Egyptian navy units arrived in the United Arab of Emirates - Photo courtesy of Official Egyptian military spokesperson Facebook page

CAIRO: Egyptian navy units arrived in the United Arab of Emirates Monday to take part in Khalifa II joint military exercise, Youm7 reported.

The exercise includes drills for joint combat operations involving naval scouting, and defensive and offensive formations. It aims at unifying military concepts and boosting operational readiness of the different units of the two forces in addition to strengthening historic and strategic ties between the two countries, the armed forces stated.

“The military exercise represents one of the most important and biggest drills in the Gulf region as it tackles combat activities as well as means to exchange military expertise through the use of the most up-to-date naval combat technology,” according to the statement.

The Khalifa I joint military exercise between the two countries was carried out in Egypt’s Red Sea city of Safaga in June 2014.

During the past two years, the Egyptian army has taken part in several military maneuvers in the Middle East and North Africa region.

On Sunday, The Yarnouk 2 military air exercises between Egypt and Kuwait kicked off at the Ahmed Al-Jaber Air Base in Kuwait city.

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