Egypt is hosting the joint training “Saif Al Arab” (The Sword of Arabs) with the participation of a number of brotherly Arab countries which was launched Tuesday and will continue until November 26 in the combat training fields at the Muhammad Naguib Military Base and the air and sea training areas in the Northern Military Region.
The arrival of all forces and equipment to the participating countries to each of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Sudan has been completed during the past days, while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is participating as an observer.
The exercise is one of the leading military exercises in the Arab region and aims to promote military cooperation and joint military action between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the armed forces of other Arab countries using advanced weapons and equipment.
The exercise’s early phases will include holding a coordination conference between participating countries to unify concepts, exchange training expertise, and deploy participating units, in addition to organizing several theoretical and practical lectures.
Providing training, enhancing maritime security, implementing various sea and air fire man oeuvres and protecting regional waters, are among the drill’s objectives.
The first stages of training include holding a coordination conference between the forces of the participating countries to unify concepts and transfer training expertise to the Arab forces, as well as lining up all the forces participating in the training, and holding many theoretical and practical lectures to implement all the planned training tasks to achieve the maximum possible benefit for the participating Arab forces.
The exercise is being held to develop and reinforce the military ties between Egypt and other Arab countries to face regional challenges.