Besides joint naval drills, Russia and Egypt may hold anti-terrorist exercises — minister

According to Shoigu, Russia’s military-technical cooperation with Egypt has satisfactory positive dynamics in all spheres – aviation, navy, air defense and ground forces

CAIRO, November 24. /TASS/. Russia and Egypt can conduct anti-terrorist exercises besides naval maneuvers, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday at the second meeting of the Russian-Egyptian military-technical cooperation commission.

The Defense Ministry “seeks to further develop relations between the armed forces of Russia and Egypt in all spheres in the interests of our countries’ security,” Shoigu said.

According to him, joint exercises are among the most significant types of military cooperation. We propose to add anti-terrorist exercises to our joint maneuvers, including naval, the minister said.

According to Shoigu, Russia’s military-technical cooperation with Egypt has satisfactory positive dynamics in all spheres – aviation, navy, air defense and ground forces.

“Egypt has been and remains Russia’s strategic partner in North Africa and the Middle East,” the minister said.

“We are determined to continue effective cooperation with Egypt in the political, economic and, of course, military and military-technical spheres,” Shoigu said.