Commander of the Egyptian Navy Ahmed Khaled received Tuesday Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Samuel Paparo and accompanying delegation.
Earlier this month, the Egyptian and French naval forces carried out joint exercises also in the Red Sea.
The Egyptian and French naval forces held joint drills in the Red Sea, as announced by Egypt's Military Spokesperson Tamer al-Refai Sunday.
On the Egyptian side, the warships that participated are frigate "Sharm El Sheikh" and corvette "Abou Qir."
Yet, Egypt ranks 10th in aircraft strength and seventh in navy fleet strength.
The frigate is one of two Egypt purchased from the Italian company Fincantieri.
Egypt celebrated on Monday the Naval Force Day marking the 52nd anniversary of sinking Israeli destroyer Eilat four months after the Six-Day War in 1967.
Units of special navy and air force of the participating countries carried out the military exercise "Eagle Response 18" which lasted for several days.