TERROR DRILLS: RUSSIA HOLDS FIRST EVER IN EGYPT

from Next News Network Russian paratroopers plan to hold anti-terrorist exercises for the first time in Egypt in October and November this year, the paratroopers’ press service said Wednesday. Russian Paratroopers Set to Hold Anti-Terror Drills in Egypt for First Time Russian paratroopers plan to hold anti-terrorist exercises for the first time in Egypt in October and November this year, the paratroopers’ press service said Wednesday. Cairo and Moscow agreed to increase military, trade, security and economic cooperation earlier this year after a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Egypt in February. In June, the first Russian-Egyptian naval drills, codenamed the Friendship Bridge 2015, were held in the Mediterranean Sea.

“The first joint anti-terrorist exercises are planned in Egypt in October-November. [The exercises] have been included in the international operations plan and organizational and financial issues are currently being concluded,” the press service said.

In August, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said military ties between the two countries were aimed at strengthening Egypt’s defense capabilities, including its ability to deal with the threat of terrorism.

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