Egyptian and Chinese naval forces launched joint military drills in Mediterranean Sea, the Egyptian Armed Forces’ spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The Egyptian naval units and Chinese guided-missile destroyer Xian (153) will take part in the drills, the statement added. The exercises come as part of a plan to boost military cooperation among the two countries.
The drill also included boosting measures of maritime security at areas of operation by maritime units and exercising on various scenarios which involve the right to visit, board, search and seizure for suspected ships.
The training included preparations and planning to execute combat activities in the sea and other activities including the use of helicopters to support navy formations in different missions.