Ahram Online: Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces embark on joint exercises in the Mediterranean

Units from the Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces carried out transcontinental maritime training in the Mediterranean during the recent visit of Pakistan's vessel, SAIF PNS, to Egypt. (Photo courtesy: Pakistan Navy/File)
Updated 14 September 2018
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Ahram Online: Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces embark on joint exercises in the Mediterranean

September 13 – Ahram Online report by Ahmed Eleiba states that Units from the Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces carried out transcontinental maritime training in the Mediterranean during the recent visit of Pakistan's vessel, SAIF PNS, to Egypt. This comes as part of the General Command's plan to strengthen military cooperation relations between the two friendly countries. The training included implementation of sailing formations, inspection of suspect vessels, training on the take-off and landing of helicopters on top of joint naval units, as well as night navigation exercises.

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New Delhi Times: China to Fund Installation of Modern Facilities at Pakistan-Afghan Border Crossings

Updated 14 February 2019
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New Delhi Times: China to Fund Installation of Modern Facilities at Pakistan-Afghan Border Crossings

February 13 – New Delhi Times states that China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese project aims to better serve the daily movement of tens of thousands of people as well as trade convoys, and will help ease tensions between the two countries, officials said.

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