The LHD “Juan Carlos I” and the frigate “Blas de Lezo” finish their stopover in the port of Alexandria. During the stay in port, a meticulous program of activities has been carried out during which the capabilities of the LHD “Juan Carlos I” have been shown to the different Egyptian authorities. The activities corresponding to the Bilateral Cooperation Plan between the Spanish Navy and the Egyptian Navy have continued.
After the berth, a picket made up of personnel of the ships of the group attended an act of imposing a floral crown on the monument to the unknown soldier, a monument dedicated to those who lost their lives in the naval battles.
On the morning of the 18th, the Admiral, Chief of Staff of the Navy (AJEMA), Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón and his counterpart from the Egyptian Navy were received with honors of ordinance on board the “Juan Carlos I” LHD, and a guided tour of both ships.
On the same day in the afternoon, the Ambassador of Spain in Egypt, the Hon. Mr. Arturo Avelló, with the corresponding honors of greeting to the voice. He was accompanied by the Duke of Alba, D. Carlos Fitz-James Stuart and Martinez de Irujo and a delegation from the embassy, who were shown the characteristics and capabilities of the flagship of the Spanish Navy. At the end of the visit, a reception was made on board, coinciding with the act of lowering of the National Flag chaired by the ambassador of Spain in Egypt and the AJEMA, which was attended by various Egyptian civil and military authorities, accredited diplomatic representatives and social media.
Throughout the 19th, an intense activity was carried out in support of the national defense industry. A working breakfast was offered by the AJEMA to the different Egyptian military authorities, Navantia staff and staff of the Spanish company INDRA. The latter gave different lectures about the projects in progress and the equipment and systems they have, followed by a guided tour of the ship where they were able to demonstrate the full potential of the equipment and systems that had been mentioned earlier in the conferences.
After these activities, where the potential of the Spanish defense industry, capable of exporting technology abroad, was evident, the group set sail to begin its transit back to national territory, where it plans to stop at the end of June.