Egyptian and Russian Air Defense Forces- Press photo
CAIRO – 1 November 2019: The Egyptian-Russian joint military exercises “Arrow of Friendship-1” kicked off in Egypt, said Egyptian Ministry of Defense in a statement on Friday.
The preparatory phase of the two-week training started with theoretical sessions on the training and advanced air defense systems, in light of exchanging experience between two countries on air defense drills.
Commander of Egypt's Air Defense Forces Ali Fahmi inspected an exhibition of Egyptian-Russian air defense equipment that will be used in the training, the statement said, adding that Fahmi gave a speech at a celebration held on this occasion.
He affirmed that the training is being conducted on Egyptian territories for the first time and this indicates the deepness of Egyptian and Russian friendship.