Egyptian naval forces head to France for joint training

A number of Egyptian naval vessels have left for France to participate in the Egyptian-French joint maritime training (Cleopatra-Japian 2019) in French territorial waters, Egypt’s Ahram Online reported Sunday (March 24th).

Egyptian forces departed from Ras al-Tin naval base, Egyptian military spokesman Tamer al-Refaie said in a statement.

The training is slated to include activities to enhance the skills of commanders and officers, support maritime security efforts and share experience, which will increase the combat effectiveness of the navy, he said.

The training also aims to enhance the capacities of Egyptian forces in working with the latest combat systems and technologies.

Also participating are a number of students of the Egyptian Maritime College.

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