Egypt, Kuwait start joint military exercise

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-06 23:29:15|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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CAIRO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian and Kuwaiti air forces started on Sunday their joint military exercise that will last for several days in Egypt, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported.

The exercise, named Al-Yarmouk 3, will include carrying out offensive and defensive air operations, aerial reconnaissance missions against hostile targets as well as various air formations.

The exercise comes within the framework of enhancing the capacity of operating joint air activities and boosting military cooperation between the two sides, said the report.

Egypt and Kuwait carried out similar joint air force trainings Al-Yarmouk 1 and Al-Yarmouk 2 in December 2010 and April 2016 respectively.

Every year, Egypt holds several military exercises with Arab, African and Western countries to boost military cooperation and exchange military expertise with friendly states.

Earlier in August, the Egyptian and Greek armed forces put on a joint air, naval military exercise, named Medusa 2017, on the Mediterranean Sea shores.

In mid-July, Egypt and France held joint naval military exercise named Cleopatra 2017 in the Egyptian territorial waters in the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.