CAIRO: The Egyptian Navy has carried out a joint training exercise with US and Spanish naval vessels within range of Egypt’s Northern Fleet in the Mediterranean.
The Egyptian frigate El-Fateh joined the US destroyer USS Forrest Sherman and Spanish frigate ESPS Almirante Juan De Borbon after a visit to the Alexandria naval base.
“Training included a range of different naval combat activities, including exchanging pictures of the operational situation in the joint maritime operations theater to locate surface and air threats,” Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman Gharib Abdel Hafez said.
Combined drills included confronting threats to international navigation and the flow of global trade.
The training highlighted the skill of the three navy crews in carrying out the tasks, the spokesman said.
“These exercises come within the framework of supporting the joint cooperation between the Egyptian Armed Force and its counterparts from friendly countries that have great experience in these fields, which contributes to supporting maritime security and stability,” he added.