Egypt, Greece, Cyprus conduct joint naval drills in Mediterranean

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CAIRO, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Naval forces from Egypt, Greece and Cyprus started joint exercises on Monday, at a military base of Alexandria in the Mediterranean, Egypt's armed forces said in a statement.

The joint drills, named Medusa-8, will last for several days, aiming to "boost military cooperation among the three countries," said Tamer al-Refai, spokesperson of the armed forces.

Main units from the Egyptian Navy helicopter carrier ENS Anwar El Sadat, a Type 209 submarine and a number of F-16 jets took part in the drill.

In 2015, Egypt and Greece held their first joint exercise Medusa 5.

Egypt regularly holds joint military exercises with Arab, African and Western states to boost military collaboration and exchange. Enditem

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