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Egypt to participate in joint air force training in the Gulf

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Gulf air force exercises intended to deepen Bahrain-Egypt strategic relationship

Representatives of Egypt’s Air Force arrived in Bahrain on Sunday to participate in a multination joint training exercise in the Arab Gulf for the first time.

The participating nations will embark upon training exercises and also share experiences and combat tactics, according to state-run MENA.

The emphasis of Egypt’s participation in the training exercise is to strengthen the strategic relationship between Egypt and Bahrain.

In March Egypt and the United Arab Emirates participated in a bilateral joint training exercise. Air, Naval and Special Forces personnel took part in the two-week long exercise, dubbed Zayed 1.

The Gulf nations, with the exception of Qatar, have been supportive of Egypt’s interim government since the overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Egypt has received billions in aid money from the wealthy Gulf nations, most notably the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.


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