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Saudi King Salman oversees joint military exercise with 24 neighboring countries

The event is meant to showcase the importance of military cooperation and coordination with friendly countries to protect the security of the region. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz will oversee the conclusion of the joint military exercise ‘Gulf Shield 1’ on Monday which took place over the span of one month with the participation of 24 neighboring countries.

The event will also be attended by a number of leaders from participating countries who will oversee military parades from various divisions.

The event is meant to showcase the importance of military cooperation and coordination with friendly countries to protect the security of the region.

The exercise is considered the largest in the region in terms of number of troops and participating countries. Throughout the exercise they carried out several possible military scenarios, while updating mechanisms and joint measures of security and military entities. It was also aimed at strengthening coordination, cooperation and joint military and security integration.

The exercise represents the largest of its kind in the world, where air, land and sea military units from all participating countries were showcased.

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Last Update: Sunday, 15 April 2018 KSA 12:13 - GMT 09:13
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