Chief of Staff witnesses final stage of joint naval drill Cleopatra 2018
Saturday، 24 February 2018 - 03:53 PM
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Mohamed Farid witnessed Saturday 24/02/2018 the final stage of the joint Egyptian-French naval drill Cleopatra 2018 which took place in the Red Sea.
The drill is considered to be one of the largest joint naval drill in the Red Sea. It comes within the armed forces' plan to carry out joint drills with allied countries.
Several Egyptian and French navy and air force units took part in the drill, which witnessed the implementation of a number of military tasks.
In a statement, the Armed Forces said the drill reflected the expertise and efficiency of the units which participated in the drill, especially the planning and combat management capabilities.
At the end of the drill, Farid commended the deep-rooted relations between Egypt and France, which is reflected in the military cooperation between the two sides, citing the Egyptian Armed Forces obtaining a number of naval units which are currently involved in anti-terrorism missions as part of the comprehensive operation "Sinai 2018".
He also thanked the units that participated in the drill, which included carrying out a number of military tasks for the first time, praising the units' distinguished efforts and professionalism.
Commander of the Egyptian Naval Force General Ahmed Khaled, Commander of the French troops in the Indian Ocean and a number of top military brass attended the drills.