A statement issued by the Spokesman of the Egyptian Armed Forces said that “elements of the Russian Air Defense Forces arrived in Egypt to participate in the joint Egyptian-Russian training activities of the Air Defense Forces (Arrow Friendship-1), which is hosted by Egypt for the first time between the two sides Over the course of several days in the air defense combat training fields. ”

The training includes, according to the agency, “the exchange of training experiences in the field of air defense in light of the development of weapons of air attack and methods of countering them, as well as training in securing airspace and defend vital targets.”

In the same month last year, the two countries held a tactical “Hama-Friendship 2018” tactical exercise , involving more than 400 military personnel from the two countries, 10 pieces of military equipment, 15 aircraft and helicopters for various purposes, as well as several airports.

During his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit in the resort of Sochi, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said his country is interested in developing cooperation with Russia in the military-technical field.

“With regard to the military field, we are interested in developing cooperation in this direction, because we have considered Russia a traditional partner in the field of military-technical cooperation for several decades,” Sisi said.

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