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Russia-Egypt Mediterranean drills to strengthen cooperation — top brass

Egypt’s navy was represented by Al-Qadeer frigate

MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS/. Russia and Egypt’s joint naval drills in the Mediterranean became a practical step toward bolstering military cooperation between the two countries, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"The joint exercise of a unit of Russian combat ships with the Egyptian navy became another practical step in boosting Russia and Egypt’s naval cooperation. Egypt’s navy was represented by Al-Qadeer frigate. Drill participants worked on forming a battle force in a designated area, joint tactical maneuvering in various combinations as well as on establishing communications and managing the flights of ship-borne helicopters," the military agency said.