Joint Egyptian-United Arab Emirates (UAE) military exercises kicked off Friday. Called ‘Zayed 3’, the drills, which are held in the UAE, involve special combat troops from the two countries.
Egyptian Army Spokesman Lt. Gen. Tamer el-Rifae said the exercise would consist of a wide range of activities, including an exchange of expertise between the two sides.
He said the troops participating in the drills would also train in the management of joint combat operations. Preparations for the drill entailed raising technical and combat capabilities for participating troops with stress on objectives.
Zayed 3 is part of efforts by the command of the Egyptian and UAE armies to strengthen ties and increase expertise exchange, enhance co-operation in potential emergencies, and find appropriate solutions for the management of joint operations against enemy forces, Lt. Gen. el-Rifae said.