Egypt, Kuwait conduct joint naval drills

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-05 22:02:18|Editor: xuxin
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CAIRO, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Naval forces from Egypt and Kuwait have carried out joint naval exercises on Tuesday within the Kuwaiti territorial waters and air bases, Egypt's armed forces said in a statement.

The joint drills named "Al-Yarmouk-4" and "Sabah-1" carried out some activities on protection of vessels with an important cargo on board, military spokesman Tamer al-Refai said in the statement.

The exercises included rescue operations, sailings as well as supplying and fueling at sea, the statement added.

On Jan. 31, the two forces started two simultaneous joint military drills in Kuwait.

"The drills contribute to supporting the ties of military cooperation between the armed forces of both countries to confront all joint challenges that may face the region," Refai said.

Earlier in January, Egypt and Bahrain held three-day joint air-naval drills dubbed "Hamad-3" at an air base in the south of the Gulf country.

Egypt regularly holds joint military exercises with Arab, African and Western countries to boost military collaboration and exchange military expertise with them.