The Egyptian and Spanish naval forces conducted, on Saturday, joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, according to Egyptian Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer Al-Refae.
In a statement, Al-Refae said that Egypt’s frigate Toshka and the Spanish frigate Reina Sofia took part in the exercise, which included transportation drills, in the Egyptian Northern Fleet’s zone, Daily News Egypt reported.
The practice came as part of the Egyptian Armed Forces’ plan to upgrade the level of its training, and exchange military experience with partner countries.
The training reflected the high competitiveness and fighting capabilities, as well as the combating readiness, of Egypt’s naval troops.
It featured air defense drills along with maritime formations, to show the ability of the country’s marine units to take their positions with accuracy and high speed.
The exercise focused on supporting the pillars of joint cooperation between the Egyptian and Spanish armed forces, both of which have significant experience in the maritime field. It also supports efforts to benefit from bilateral capabilities in achieving the common interests of both sides, and supporting efforts for security and maritime stability in the region.
In June, Egyptian and Spanish naval forces conducted two joint military exercises at the Berenice Military Base in the Egyptian Southern Fleet’s zone of the Red Sea.