Egypt, Greece conduct joint naval drill in Mediterranean

A helicopter takes off from a worship in a military drill in the Mediterranean Sea in Turkey. (File)

Cairo, (Asian independent)┬áNaval forces from Egypt and Greece conducted joint military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, Cairo’s armed forces said in a statement.

The exercises covered activities of sailing formation, transportation and training, aiming to enhance maritime security measures in the Mediterranean, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying on Monday.

The drill was conducted by Egyptian naval units that participated in the Egyptian-Russian “Friendship Bridge-3” exercises that concluded last week in the Black Sea, according to the statement.

Egypt, a major military power in the Arab world, annually holds several military exercises with Arab, African and Western allies to boost military cooperation and share military expertise.