A group of Egyptian special forces headed to Bahrain on Saturday to participate in a joint military drill, dubbed Khaled Bin Al-Waleed 2018, with Bahraini counterparts, according to a statement from the Egyptian Armed Forces.
This came as part of the joint exercises plan between the armed forces of both countries. The training will last for several days.
The forces are set to arrive at Bahrain’s Issa Air Base, where they will prepare for the drill which will involve the exchange of military experience and training.
The training comes in light of the military partnership and coordination of efforts between the armed forces of the countries to achieve the highest levels of efficiency and combat readiness.
Moreover, Egypt launched with the UAE, last week, a third joint military training exercise off Egypt’s eastern shores, Khalifa 3, after its first and second rounds were held in 2014 and 2016.
Egypt has held several similar military trainings with a number of countries during the past four years to strengthen its armed forces’ capabilities and exchange experiences.