Monday، 30 October 2017 - 12:00 AM
The Egyptian leadership always asserts that Egypt’s national security is part and parcel of the security of the Gulf region in general and the UAE in particular. This was crystal clear in the statements made by top military commanders in Egypt when they discussed means of boosting bilateral relations in the field of military cooperation. This was highlighted during mutual visits of the two countries’ delegations in the various domains.
On 14/3/2017, Egypt's Armed Forces and their UAE counterparts continued the activities of "Zayed 2" joint military exercise that comes in light of the annual joint exercises between the two countries. The military exercise that continued until the end of March, comes within the framework of the distinctive relations binding Cairo and UAE. Ground forces, marine units and air forces from the two sides participated in the military drills. The exercises showed that armed forces in both countries have personal and technical capabilities that enable them to confront any dangers that could pose a threat to security and stability in Egypt and the UAE.
March 2014 witnessed the end of the military training between Egypt and UAE to reinforce the historical and strategic relations between the two countries. The joint military training included three phases starting with the arrival of the Egyptian forces in the UAE, followed by a specialized training and practical exercises using live ammunition, Mirage 2000 jets, fighter jets and warships. As well, units of artillery and attack helicopters were deployed beside marines, Special Forces and paratroopers. The training was attended by the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the then Minister of Defense of Egypt Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Emir Salman bin Sultan bin Abdel Aziz.
The military attachés of the two countries are following up the military affairs and cooperation.