Defense ministers of Egypt, Greece, Cyprus witness main stage of Medusa 8 drills
Friday، 19 April 2019 - 03:05 PM
Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki and his counterparts Evangelos Apostolakis of Greece and Savvas Angelides of Cyprus witnessed the main stage of the joint aeronautical exercise, Medusa 8, at the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt.
The drills lasted for several days with the aim to boost military cooperation among Egypt, Greece and Cyprus.
Main units taking part in the exercise include the Egyptian Navy helicopter carrier ENS Anwar El Sadat, Type 209 submarine and a number of F-16 jets.
Medusa is one of the most important drills in the Mediterranean, and reflects the level of cooperation among Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus.
The main stage of the Medusa 8 included live fire training by naval units and landing operations by amphibious and airborne forces.
The early stages of the drills included activities on planning and managing joint fights along with air and maritime reconnaissance activities.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian defense minister asserted the depth of the military ties binding the three countries.
He also lauded the level of coordination and cooperation among the three countries in the different domains, asserting that Egypt is looking forward to more cooperation in the coming stage to boost efforts exerted to achieve development and stability and combat terror.