The Egyptian Army announced on Friday the conclusion of the Sky Guardians 1 air manoeuvre, held in cooperation with Pakistan for the first time in the country.
On 26 May, Egypt announced launching a joint military exercise with Pakistan to: "Work on securing airspace and defending vital targets."
According to a statement issued by Egyptian military spokesperson Brigadier General Tamer Al-Rifai: "The activities of the Sky Guardians 1 joint drill held by the Egyptian and Pakistani air defence forces for the first time in Egypt have been concluded."
The statement indicated that the military exercises included: "Launching missiles towards air targets and firing anti-aircraft artillery in the direction of ground and air targets, with the aim of detecting, identifying, handling and destroying hostile targets."
Commander of the Pakistan Air Force, Lieutenant-General Uz Zaman Khan, stressed: "The joint drill carried out with the Egyptian Air Force reflects the strategic partnership and cooperation between the two countries," according to the statement.
The region, which has been undergoing a proliferation of armed conflicts, has witnessed the implementation of numerous joint military exercises, either between Arab countries or with Western countries, especially in recent months.