Egyptian-French naval drill conducted in Mediterranean sea
CAIRO, 11 April 2019: The Egyptian and French naval forces conducted Thursday a drill in the Mediterranean Sea.
The manoeuvre was carried out while the French frigate Provence and supply ship Marine were transiting the Suez Canal with the participation of an Egyptian frigate.
The exercise comes as part of the Armed Forces' efforts to boost military cooperation with friendly states.
The participating troops were trained, among other tasks, on countering threats targeting maritime security, and on protecting cargo ships.