Egypt, Saudi Arabia conduct 'Morgan-16' naval exercise

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Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 10:40 GMT

The joint maritime training activities between the Egyptian Navy and Saudi Arabia - Press Photo

The joint maritime training activities between the Egyptian Navy and Saudi Arabia - Press Photo

CAIRO - 22 January 2020: Activities of the maritime exercise, "Morgan-16", were launched on Wednesday in the Red Sea between the Saudi Royal Navy and the Egyptian Naval Forces. The drills will last for several days.

The "Morgan-16" exercise falls within a series of joint exercises between the two countries, and includes many exercises that enhance maritime security measures in the region.

Several Arab and African countries participate in the exercise as observers.



It also aims at raising combat readiness, acquiring combat skills, and developing the ability to exercise command and control procedures for different units in the theater of operations.

The exercise also aims at strengthening cooperation between the Egyptian and Saudi naval forces and unifying operational concepts between the two sides to confront threats in the whole region.

In September 22, Egyptian naval units also was arrived in Saudi Arabia to take part in the "Red Wave 2" drills to be conducted with units from the kingdom, Djibouti, Jordan, Sudan and Yemen.

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