Greek-French exercise in East Med, including area of illegal Turkish Navtex

Greek-French naval exercise was held on Thursday at the sea region of eastern Mediterranean including the area engaged by the illegally issued Turkish navtex, in the context of the standing military cooperation between Greece and France, the National Defence General Staff announced.

In the exercise participated the Greek frigates Spetsai, Aegeon, Limnos, Kountouriotis and a French task force fleet comprised by the French vessel Tonnere and the frigate Lafayette.

Two French military aircraft Rafale landed and used Souda base in the context of the military cooperation between the two countries.