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Joint Military Exercise from Three Countries

Joint Military Exercise from Three Countries August 27, 2019

Egypt, Russia, Belarus start joint military exercise in Moscow. With the participation of military forces from Egypt, Russia and Belarus, the exercise was called “Protectors of Friendship 4”. The exercise is expected to continue until 29 August.

“Egypt hopes the training will help to enhance the skills of its forces, unify combat concepts and teamwork” Egypt’s army spokesperson Tamer El Refa’ai said. Since the arrival of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to power in 2014, bilateral relations between the Egypt and Russia witnessed unprecedented improvement as both countries adopt similar strategies and opinions in different files such as the Syrian crisis. Also, the military cooperation between the two countries reached its peak as military deals are on the rise, particularly concerning the air forces, making Russia one of the important sources of arms to Egypt.

The training was attended by more than a thousand of Egyptian, Russian and Be Belarusian paratroopers. The training of “Protectors of Friendship-4” to combat terrorism was carried out for the first time in 2016 in Egypt.

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