Egypt, Jordan Start ‘Aqaba 5’ Joint Military Drill

Daily News Egypt Petra Photo © Egyptian Armed Forces25.10.2019 Egypt
Egypt, Jordan Start ‘Aqaba 5’ Joint Military Drill

Egypt, Jordan Start ‘Aqaba 5’ Joint Military Drill

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Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces arrived Wednesday in Egypt to take part in the Jordanian-Egyptian military drills, dubbed Aqaba 5, for several days.

The training comes as a part of the series of joint drills between the two countries, and will take place in the Southern Military Area and the Red Sea operations zone, Daily News Egypt reported.

 The drills include different strategies and exercises, such as reconnaissance missions, surveying, rescue missions, and boarding suspicious ships. All exercises were practiced in coordination between the two sides.

 “The exercise aims at strengthening cooperation to raise their military combat capabilities and readiness of both forces to face regional challenges,” Egypt’s Armed Forces said in a statement on Facebook.

 According to the statement, the drill includes the implementation of several maritime and land activities, and forces from the two countries are taking part in some wargames.

 The two-week exercise is a continuation of a series of joint exercises between the two countries, with the aim of strengthening the Jordanian-Egyptian military cooperation to carry out military exercises and exchange expertise in the fields of planning, practical implementation, control, and follow-up, which contribute to raise the military combat capability and readiness to face regional challenges, Jordan’s official news agency Petra said.

Egypt regularly holds joint military exercises with other countries to boost military collaboration and exchange military expertise.

 In November 2017, the Egyptian Armed Forces conducted the main stage of the joint military exercise, titled “Aqaba 3”, with its Jordanian counterpart. The exercise came within the framework of the Egyptian military’s annual training with its allies. 


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