Egyptian، Greek and Cypriot naval and air forces began joint drills in the Mediterranean on Monday، the Egyptian army said in a statement. The naval exercises، Medusa 8، will last until 19 April 2019 within the framework of the existing military cooperation of the three countries، in the wider region of Alexandria، Egypt.
In this exercise، the Armed Forces of Cyprus were invited and will be involved. The purpose of the exercise is to further strengthen the cooperation of the armed forces of the participating countries، by improving the level of operational training in a multi-threat environment.
Observers from Bulgaria، France، Germany، United Arab Emirates، Italy، Jordan، Kuwait، Morocco، Bahrain، Portugal، Romania، Saudi Arabia، Serbia، Sudan and the USA have been invited to the exercise.
The Medusa 8 drills include several activities، such as planning and managing joint naval and air force operations، as well as exchanging expertise between the forces، in order to increase their combat experience and effectiveness.
The exercise comes as part of the military partnership and cooperation between Egypt and friendly and brotherly countries، the armed forces’ statement said، as part of coordinating efforts and joint work to face increasing challenges in the Mediterranean region.