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Egyptian Armed Forces participate in ‘Gulf Shield 1’ drills in Arabia

CAIRO – 19 March 2018: Elements of the Egyptian Armed Forces left for Saudi Arabia to partake in (Gulf Shield 1) joint drills with the participation of ground, naval and air forces from the GCC member states and a number of sisterly countries.
In a statement on Monday, the Armed Forces said the drills aim at exchanging expertise in the fields of planning, organizing and implementing different training activities and developing the military readiness of participating countries to secure vital targets, face possible threats and protect maritime corridors.
The drills come as part of Egyptian Armed Forces' plan of holding joint military exercises with their counterparts in sisterly countries to boost military cooperation.