On Friday, May 28th, Pakistan and Egypt held their first-ever joint military/air defense exercise named “Sky Guard-1”. The activity is supposed to last for two weeks.
The ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relations) released a statement that the exercise aimed to improve military cooperation between the two countries to better prepare for emerging and existing threats in the air defense domain.
“The exercise will focus on greater integration, synergy, interoperation ability, information gathering, decision making of air defense tentacles to generate a comprehensive response against multiple hostile air threats in battle.”
The two sides will share air defense tactics to work towards more effective procedures in the future battlefield environment. Troops from both Pakistani and Egyptian air defense corps will be participating.
Egyptian Chief of Air Defence Major General Mohamed Hagezy Abdel Mawgood, Director General Joint Staff Headquarters Lieutenant General Muhammad Chirag Haider, and many other military officials from both countries were present at the opening ceremony.
On Wednesday, in a phone call with President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, President Imran Khan appreciated Egypt’s efforts for reaching a ceasefire in Gaza.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi of Egypt said that Khan underlined the depth of relations between the two countries and peoples, saying he is looking forward to tapping new vistas of fruitful cooperation between Egypt and Pakistan.
The coming together of these both countries is a significant event for the rest of the World. Egypt, which controls the Suez Canal, the heart of the trading world, and Pakistan, since Zarb-e-Azb, is the only officially recognized country to have won the war on terrorism.
This could be a crucial development in the future prospects of the Palestine-Israel conflict.