Egypt, Greece, Cyprus launch military drills in Mediterranean
Egyptian, Greek and Cypriot armed forces on Monday (April 15th) kicked off the joint naval and air exercise "Medusa-8" in Egypt's territorial waters in the Mediterranean, Egyptian military spokesman Tamer al-Refaie said in a statement.
The drill, which will last for several days, aims to boost military co-operation between the three countries, Ahram Online reported.
It comes within "the framework of the annual plan for joint exercises by the [Egyptian] Armed Forces to promote and support military co-operation with brotherly and friendly countries", the statement said.
Taking part in the exercise are the Egyptian Navy helicopter carrier ENS Anwar El-Sadat, a Type 209 submarine and a number of F-16 jets.