Egypt, Russia begin naval exercise

Drills to last eight days.

Egypt, Russia begin naval exercise in Mediterranean

Last month Russia held similar naval exercises with a Chinese squadron in the Mediterranean

Russia and Egypt are holding their first ever joint naval exercise, Russia’s defence ministry said on Saturday, strengthening the ties between two states which were once Cold War allies.

The eight-day drills off the Mediterranean Egyptian port of Alexandria, beginning today, will include supply and communication at sea, search operations, all forms of defense at sea and firing exercises.

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