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Egypt participates in International Army Games in Russia, China

Wednesday، 01 August 2018 - 11:57 AM
Egypt participates in International Army Games in Russia, China

Egypt participates in the 4th International Army Games in Russia and China within the framework of its keenness on upgrading the Armed Forces' skills and exchanging expertise.

The 4th International Army Games are being held on 24 training grounds in seven countries in a period from July 28 through August 11. Taking part are 189 teams from 32 world nations. The program includes competitions in 28 disciplines.

"It will certainly contribute to the development of international military technical cooperation and the promotion of military service," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a welcome letter read out by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the opening ceremony.

A number of major war equipment in active service, including infantry fighting vehicles, battle tanks and helicopter gunships, conducted live-fire drills. Teams from China, Uganda, Kazakhstan and Kuwait participated in the opener of the Tank Biathlon contest, a key competition held annually at the event.

This year, 28 contests will be held during the tournament underway till August 11, and in seven countries, including China, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran.

MENA


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