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The fifth joint tactical exercise of Russian and Egyptian paratroopers “Defenders of Friendship – 2021”, which took place on October 17, with the participation of the military transport aviation of the two countries, ended near Cairo.

The closing ceremony was held at the base of the paratroopers of the Arab Republic of Egypt near the city of Inshas, ​​60 km east of the Egyptian capital.

The commanders of the Russian Airborne Forces, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, and the Airborne Forces of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Divisional General Atyf Ibrahim Mady, took part in it, who congratulated the servicemen on the successful completion of the exercises, thanking them for their high professional skills.

On the parade ground of the ARE paratrooper brigade, a “leap of friendship” was made on guided parachutes of the “wing” type with the state flags of Russia and Egypt, the flags of the Russian Airborne Forces and the PDV of Egypt.

“I congratulate everyone on the end of the joint tactical exercise with landing and live fire. I would especially like to emphasize that the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Russia and Egypt showed high professional training during the joint exercises, and the topic of these exercises testifies to the importance of practicing such joint actions in the fight against international terrorism. “Colonel-General Serdyukov said during the ceremony.” First of all, I would like to thank the Commander of the Parachute Forces of the Egyptian Armed Forces for the excellent organization of the joint exercise. We will definitely continue our cooperation and next year we will conduct the same exercise on the territory of the Russian Federation. I thank all the servicemen for their training, courage, courage and high training, “Colonel-General Serdyukov emphasized.

In turn, the Egyptian general stated that the “Defenders of Friendship – 2021” achieved all their goals.

“Now that they are over, we will study all the positive aspects so that the upcoming ones in Russia are even better,” General Mady stressed. “I also promise the Russian paratroopers that the next Defenders of Friendship in Egypt will be much better.”

At the final military sports festival, a military orchestra and an ensemble of the Egyptian army performed in front of the participants in the tactical exercise. At the end of the concert program, the song and dance ensemble of the Airborne Forces performed the anthem of the Airborne Forces – “Sineva”.

For reference:

The joint Russian-Egyptian tactical exercise “Defenders of Friendship” is being held for the fifth time this year.

For the first time, Russian and Egyptian paratroopers worked out joint tactical actions near the city of Alexandria in the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2016.

In 2017, a joint exercise was held in the Krasnodar Territory on the basis of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation of the Airborne Forces.

In 2018, in Egypt, participants in a joint exercise honed their skills at the paratrooper training ground near Cairo.

In 2019, for the first time, servicemen of the special operations forces of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus took part in joint exercises. The exercise took place at the Dubrovichi training ground of the Tula Guards Airborne Force in the Ryazan Region.

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