French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly started on Dec. 3 her visit to Egypt French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly started on Dec. 3 her visit to Egypt

French minister of Armed Forces visits Egypt

Mon, Dec. 3, 2018
CAIRO – 3 December 2018: French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly started on Dec. 3 her visit to Egypt as part of her tour to boost the French strategic partnerships in the near and Middle East, according to the French Ministry of the Armed Forces’ statement.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Mohamed Zaki, commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, as well as the minister of defense and military production will meet with Parly to discuss means to boost the bilateral cooperation between Egypt and France and the recent developments in the region, particularly in Libya.

After visiting Egypt, Parly will head to Kuwait, where she will discuss with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Defense Minister Sheikh Naser Sabah Al-Ahmad the situation in the Middle East and the important role Kuwait plays in the region, according to the statement.

The statement concluded that Parly will meet French military personnel at the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to evaluate the latest French operations carried out in Syria to restore the lands controlled by IS.

To reflect the deep and strong relations between Egypt and France, several joint naval exercises have been conducted between the two countries.

The latest exercise was carried out on Sunday by the Egyptian and French navies at the Red Sea base, with the French vessel, Courbet, taking part.

A group of Egyptian and French vessels participated in an extensive training aiming to boost cooperation between both armed forces, master the latest systems and techniques of naval warfare and maximize the mutual benefits for the armies of both countries.

The training included the implementation of many activities such as the use of modern tactics to counter threats against maritime security, fight terrorism and protect vital targets against non-traditional security threats.

The joint naval exercise also comprised advanced training on formations for sailing during day and night, while demonstrating the ability of participating naval units to take positions with a high degree of accuracy and speed.
 
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