Units of the Armed Forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt have arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the “Zayed 2” joint military exercise, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The exercise, which runs until the end of this month, is part of the UAE’s plans to bolster joint cooperation and coordination with sisterly and friendly countries and within the framework of cooperation, coordination and exchange of military expertise and an extension of the 1st exercise that took place between the two countries in 2014.
The exercise comes to strengthen the bonds of cooperation, joint action and exchange of expertise in military fields which contribute to raising the military capability and preparedness to confront the challenges facing the region and to increase coordination between the armed forces of the UAE and Egypt.
Last week, the Egyptian Armed Forces concluded “Hamad 2” joint military exercise with Bahrain.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), attended the closing ceremony on Thursday, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
He was welcomed on arrival by Inspector-General, Major-General Abdulla Hassan Al-Nuaimi and Commander of the Egyptian Naval Forces Rear Admiral Ahmed Khalid Hassan Said.
The aim of the exercise was to enhance the combat competence, as well as the operational and tactical capabilities through the exchange of field expertise and skills between the participants.
“Joint military exercises will improve the combat readiness of our military to confront various threats on different battlefields,” said Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa.
At the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF), the Commander-in-Chief inspected the warships and troops who participated in the drill. He was briefed about the goals and various stages of the joint exercise.
He was accompanied by the Director of the BDF’s General Command Court Major-General Hassan Mohammed Sa’ad, Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Major-General Ghanim Ibrahim Al-Fadhala, and a number of senior BDF officers.
He highlighted the importance of the joint drill and its effective role in enhancing the combat competence, as well as the operational and tactical capabilities through the exchange of field expertise and skills between the participants.