Egypt and Sudan to conduct a joint military drill.
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Today, Egypt and Sudan started their first joint military drill at Merowe air base in the North Sudanese capital of Khartoum. The exercise dubbed ‘The Nile Eagles 1’, will end on November 26. It is the first time both countries conducted a joint military drill.
During the exercise the Egyptian and Sudanese military will plan and manage combat actions between their air forces. They will also carry out offensive and defensive sorties on targets. The Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Army, Mohamed Farid said,
There is no doubt that the fast and intense nature of the threats against the Sudanese and Egyptian National Security imposes on the armed forces of both countries the need to improve their level, and makes it more necessary not to only to cooperate but to also strategically coordinate.Egyptian Army Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid.
Both countries carried out talks, where they agreed on advancing the development of both military and security cooperation between both countries.
Less than a month ago, United States announced that it will remove Sudan from the list of countries supporting terrorism. Undoubtedly, this helps the country to be integrated into the international community, and allowed the joint exercise to be possible.