Egypt, French naval forces carry out joint exercise to safeguard maritime security in region

The Egyptian and French navies carried out a joint exercise at the field of operations of the northern fleet under the armed forces’ plan to upgrade training and exchange expertise with the fraternal armed forces of other countries.

According to an official statement on Sunday, the joint exercise was carried out with the participation of Egyptian frigate El-Fateh and French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, which is Europe’s only nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

The exercise saw several joint training activities for combat situations, including maritime defense formations and a night navigation exercise, which showed the joint capabilities of the participating units in countering various threats day and night.

They also carried out exercises of landing helicopters on participating Egyptian and French naval units and the implementation of maritime security measures in areas of operations.

“The multiple naval exercises executed by the Egyptian and French navies in the past period, with the participation of the most powerful French naval units, reflect the substantial development of Egyptian naval forces and the huge technological breakthrough in the past years,” the statement said.

It added that the latest joint exercises reflect the depth of Egyptian-French relations and the consistent efforts to safeguard maritime security and stability in the region.

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