The Egyptian Armed Forces on Tuesday participated in a joint military exercise with its Jordanian counterpart entitled “Aqaba 2017”. The exercise is part of Egypt’s commitment to annually train with its allies, the army spokesperson said in an official statement.
The Egyptian Armed Forces participated with a number of its infantry, naval, and air forces. The exercise began with lectures given by military experts from both countries on how the training exercises will be executed, according to the statement.
The drills include different strategies and exercises, such as reconnaissance missions, surveying, rescue missions, and boarding suspicious ships. All exercises are set to be practiced through the coordination of the two sides.
“All forces participating in the training properly executed several tasks related to combat, according to a previously prepared plan. The training areas witnessed the execution of tasks by Rapid Intervention Forces and other infantry,” the statement read.
Also during the training, Egyptian naval forces effectively participated in trainings related to combatting illegal migration operations and piracy.