Egyptian, French forces conclude joint naval exercise "Cleopatra 2022"



Wed, 21 Sep 2022 - 03:57 GMT


Wed, 21 Sep 2022 - 03:57 GMT


CAIRO – 20 Sept 2022:  Egyptian and French naval forces on Tuesday concluded the joint maritime training "Cleopatra 2022", in the French territorial waters.

The joint naval exercise included holding several theoretical lectures and training the participating forces to conduct naval reconnaissance operations, intercept hostile targets and combat atypical threats, as well as search suspected ships.



It also involved training on carrying out various sailing formations, and sharing aircraft on the deck of Egyptian and French naval units.

Speaking at the conclusion of the training, Commander of the Egyptian Naval Forces Rear Admiral Ashraf Ibrahim Atwa said the Armed Forces' General Command is keen on fostering military cooperation with France.

On his part, Admiral Pierre Vandier, Chief of Staff of the French Navy, stressed the continuation of cooperation between French and Egyptian naval forces, with a view to strengthening regional security and stability.



The several days' training falls within the framework of the Egyptian Armed Forces training plan with friendly and sisterly countries, to enhance the prospects of military cooperation, raise the combat efficiency of Egyptian forces and achieve security in the region.




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