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CAIRO – 6 September 2017: The return of biannual military exercises between Egypt and the U.S., called the Bright Star 2017, after an eight-year hiatus is good for Egypt-U.S. military relations, Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway said on Tuesday according to the Associated Press (AP).
“We have worked closely with our Egyptian partners to ensure the timing and circumstances were right to conduct this valuable exercise,” Rankine-Galloway said.
Egypt will host the Bright Star 2017 at the newly inaugurated military base, Mohamed Naguib, from September 10 to 20.
The joint military exercises, which dates back to 1980, is marked to be the first since the ouster of ex-President Muhammed Hosni Mubarak following a short hiatus in 2014 ordered by the former American President Barack Obama.
Around 200 U.S. troops are slated to take part in the military exercises, which are aimed at strengthening military cooperation with Egypt, whose role is vital in preserving the regional security and stability.