Impressive Greek-Egyptian-Cypriot military exercise “Medusa 9” sends message to Turkey

7 November 2019
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A trilateral military training exercise called “Medusa 9” involving the Greek, Egyptian, and Cypriot armed forces was held in the Mediterranean, within the framework of the annual plan of joint drills carried out by the Egyptian armed forces to promote and support military cooperation with brotherly and friendly countries.

The Ministers of Defence of the three nations Nikos Panagiotopoulos (Greece), Mohamed Ahmed Zaki (Egypt) and Savvas Angelides (Cyprus) were present during the final phase of the interdisciplinary exercise in the wider Crete region. The exercise aims to further strengthen the co-operation of the Armed Forces of the three countries.

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Gamal Abdel Nasser, El Fateh frigate, the German-made Type 209 submarine, the Sulayman Ezzat rocket launcher, the El Seddiq mine-hunter, and a number of F-16 fighter jets took part in the drill from the Egyptian military.

From the Greek side, a frigate, a landing ship, a submarine, a minesweeper, and a number of F-16 fighter jets participated in the training, as well as special forces elements, while Cyprus contributed with a long-range ship and elements from special forces.

Observers from Bulgaria, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Bahrain, South Korea, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, and the United States were invited to the military exercise.

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