October 16, 2018 – The participation of a large number of foreign military vessels and ships in a naval parade in Tunisia reflects the confidence of these countries in the “stability process” in Tunisia, Navy Captain Noureddine Chakroun told reporters on Tuesday.
He was speaking at the end of the naval parade held by the Ministry of Defence in the Gulf of Tunis off La Goulette, on the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Navy.
Organized for the first time in the history of the Navy, this parade brought together military vessels from Tunisia and others from eleven countries, namely Algeria, Libya, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, China, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Navy Captain Kais Ben Nkhil, for his part, noted that the joint military exercise “Sea Border” that took place in Tunisia between October 11 and 15, as part of the “5+5 Defence “, has the advantage of easing difficulties and stepping up the coordination and the exchange of knowledge and expertise between the armed forces and the national navy crew of the 5+5 Defence Initiative countries created in 2004.
He noted that several units of the Navy participated in this exercise and conducted training focused on maritime surveillance, assistance to boats in distress and fight against illegal activities at sea.