Major General Saeed Al Shehhi, Deputy Commander of the UAE Land Forces, and Lt. General Mohamed Abbas Helmy, Commander of the Egyptian Air Force, attended Sunday the closing ceremony of the Zayed 3 joint military exercise held in the UAE, with the participation of the land forces of the UAE Armed Forces and the Special Forces of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
The closing ceremony was also attended by several Emirati and Egyptian armed forces officers, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The joint exercise was carried out amidst the extraordinary conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all national institutions were able to recover and gradually return to normalcy.
Under this framework, the UAE Armed Forces organized the joint exercise, in line with the highest international health standards.
The exercise involved the latest military practices and combat theories related to countering terrorist groups, urban warfare, securing vital targets, Special Forces airborne and ground assault techniques, and advanced methods of addressing improvised explosive device (IEDs).
The exercise also highlighted the level of field and combat skills of the joint forces, as well as their coordination and cooperation, and enhanced their readiness and capacities to carry out various military tasks using advanced weapons, along with the latest military tactics and plans.
The exercise achieved its pre-set objectives, and both the Egyptian and Emirati forces successfully performed their duties. Emirati Armed Forces recruits demonstrated their ability to use the latest technologies and weapons.
Major General Al Shehhi commended the level of professionalism throughout the exercise.
Meanwhile, UAE Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al-Rumaithi met Sunday with Commander of the Egyptian Air Force Lt. General Pilot Mohammed Abbas Helmy, on the sidelines of his attending “Zayed 3” show in the UAE.
During the meeting, they discussed the military relations between the two countries and ways to develop them as well as exchange of expertise, visits and joint coordination.