Egypt-UAE Khalifa II joint military exercise concludes in UAE
Egypt-UAE Khalifa II joint military exercise concludes in UAE - Photo courtesy of Egyptian military spokesperson Facebook page

CAIRO: Egypt-UAE joint military exercise Khalifa II concluded in the UAE Friday, Youm7 reported.

Naval forces from the two countries participated in the military drill which kicked off in the UAE territorial waters on April 12.

The exercise involved 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 Egyptian armed forces said in a statement earlier this month.

“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.

The exercise, which affirms the depth of historical relations between the two countries, is part of training with armies of friendly countries.

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

Last week, 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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