The Egyptian army announced, on Saturday, that members of its forces had arrived in Khartoum to participate in the Sudanese army’s military training, “Hamat of the Nile.”
In a statement, the Egyptian army said that elements of the Egyptian armed forces arrived in Sudan to participate in the joint training “Protectors of the Nile”, in which elements from the land, sea and air forces of both sides participate.
The Egyptian military spokesman, Colonel Tamer Al-Rifai, said that the military training «Guardians of the Nile» aims to confirm the level of readiness and readiness of the joint forces and to increase the training expertise of the armed forces of both countries. It also comes as a continuation of the previous series of exercises, «Nile Eagles -1 » and «Nile Eagles -2» .
This training is the second military training between the Egyptian and Sudanese armies in two months.
The Egyptian statement said that Major General Malek Al-Tayeb, Director of the Training Department at the Sudanese General Staff, welcomed the participating Egyptian forces, and praised the competence, high readiness, and distinguished combat and training experiences of the Egyptian forces, stressing that the training aims to exchange experiences and strengthen the means of military cooperation between the two countries.
Earlier on Saturday, the Sudanese army said that the joint military exercises with Egypt aim to raise capabilities and acquire skills, leading to combat competence.
“In order to achieve this endeavor, joint exercises will be held with a number of friendly countries in late May,” he said in a press release.
The statement emphasized that “these exercises come within the framework of implementing the training policy of the Sudanese Armed Forces and in line with the signed protocols and joint training agreements between them and their counterparts from brotherly and friendly countries.”
According to the statement, the exercise “Protectors of the Nile” will be followed by a mixed maritime training between the Sudanese and Egyptian naval forces in the Red Sea.
He added, “All these exercises are conducted within protocols previously signed with brotherly and friendly countries in support of joint military cooperation, exchange of experiences and unification of military concepts, leading to professionalism in military action.”
Last Friday, Sudan announced the completion of preparations for the launch of the joint Sudanese-Egyptian training project, “Protectors of the Nile,” which will take place in the Sudanese territories between 26 and 31 May