Russian-Egyptian Naval Exercise in 2020

2020 will witness a Russian-Egyptian Naval Exercise in the Black Sea. A three-day conference on the organization of the joint exercise "Bridge of friendship – 2020" was held Novorossiysk with the participation of delegations of the Russian Navy and the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, said the Press Service of the Southern Military District.

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During the conference, sightseeing tours of the hero city of Novorossiysk were organised for the Egyptian Navy delegation as part of the cultural program.

"The main task of the meeting between the military seamen of the two countries was to work out and approve the plan of the exercise, which will be held for the first time in the Black sea," said the press service of SMD.

In the course of the "Bridge of Friendship-2020" exercise, tactical groups of warships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy and the Egyptian Navy, with the support of aviation, will work out joint tasks to protect sea routes from different threats.

Forces participating in the exercise will be deployed according to one plan to organise communications and the replenishment of supplies at sea, will conduct practice inspection operations to spot suspicious vessels.

The exercise will also bring Russian and Egyptian sailors together to work out the organization of all types of protection defence at sea, and to conduct missile and artillery firing from the ship's weapons.

"The purpose of the exercise is to strengthen and develop military cooperation between the Egyptian Navy and the Russian Navy in the interests of security and stability at sea, as well as to exchange experience between personnel in repelling various threats in areas of heavy navigation," added the press service.

This kind of cooperation between Russia and Egypt started in 2019 with the he joint exercise of the air defence forces of Russia and Egypt, "Arrow of Friendship-2019".

Next year, the Egyptian air defence forces will conduct joint exercise with Russian air defence forces on the territory of the Russian Federation.

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