Joint military exercise "HERCULES 2" kicked off on Sunday 21/8/2022 at the Mohamed Naguib Military Base in Marsa Matrouh governorate in western Egypt.
Special forces of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Greece and Cyprus are taking part in the several-day drill.
Jordan, the US, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Bahrain are also participating in the exercise as observers.
At the beginning of the drill, Major General Khaled Ahmed Shawky, Head of the Training Authority of the Armed Forces, conveyed the greetings of Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki and Chief of Staff Osama Askar to the attendees.
Shawky asserted the importance of conducting this military training to upgrade the combat capabilities of the participating forces and unify visions to confront common challenges.
The HERCULES 2 exercise comes as part of Egypt's keenness to strengthen military relations with sisterly and friendly countries to consolidate the foundations of military cooperation and develop joint work in a way that contributes to the exchange of experience.
On 27/8/2022, the Joint military exercise "HERCULES 2" was concluded in Egypt.
The drill continued for a number of days in the fields of combat training at Mohamed Naguib military base and training zones in the Northern Military Region.
The training comes within the joint training plan of the Armed Forces to exchange expertise and boost military cooperation with the sisterly and friendly countries.
The concluding phase of the exercise included a mission to storm into a terrorist hotbed in a border village, purging it and restoring control over it.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces organized a field visit to all the forces participating in the drills in New Alamein City to see the huge developmental projects implemented.
The visiting forces expressed their happiness over the great achievements realized.