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PHOTOS: ‘Gulf Shield’ drill held under patronage of Saudi King Salman

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Under the patronage of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the joint Arab military drills "Gulf Shield 1" concluded in a huge ceremony, on Monday.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomed 25 leaders to the military maneuvers exercise, which is the largest in the region, both in terms of the troop numbers and participating countries, or in terms of the diversity of expertise and the quality of weapons used.

The Saudi royals welcomed high profile leaders including Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Egyptian President Adulfattah el-Sisi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and King Abdullah II of Jordan, to the closing ceremony of the Gulf Shield 1,' joint Arab military drills.

King Salman said that Gulf Shield 1 exercise emphasizes the ability to operate within a unified military organization.