Egyptian and French naval forces in a major mutual exercise "Cleopatra 2017" - File Photo
CAIRO – 12 July 2017: Egypt and France have finalized the naval exercises, code-named "Cleopatra 2017".
The several-day drills saw the participation of the amphibious assault ship/helicopter carrier of the French Mistral class, including Egypt's helicopter carriers Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar El-Sadat.
The drills aimed at honing skills and combat capabilities of naval forces of both sides.
The military exercises also come in light of the two sides' keenness to continue boosting bilateral relations at the military level.