Saudi Arabia Launches Two Separate Drills with U.S., Sudan

Photo: SPA13.09.2018 KSA

Saudi Arabia Launches Two Separate Drills with U.S., Sudan

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A joint military drill between Saudi Arabia and the US army, Shield of Prevention-2 has kicked off to support security, stability and cooperation in the region.

A statement on the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced that branches of the Saudi Royal Land Forces have joined the military exercise with the friendly US armed forces.

Major General Marei bin Saad Al-Amri has welcomed the participants in military drill, as he praised the participation of US forces in this exercise.

He also thanked participants for their efforts in the planning and preparation stages for the military drill.

Al-Amri said the exercise aims to raise the competencies of the participating forces, allows the exchanging of expertise between the Saudi and American forces, and raises the training level of the Saudi Armed Forces.   

Major General Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Shiblan, general supervisor of the exercise, said that the objectives of the exercise are to reach the highest degree of coordination between the various branches of the Saudi armed forces and respond immediately and effectively against any crises, as well as achieving national level cooperation with other government bodies.

Furthermore, the joint military drill “Determination 1” was also launched at Prince Khaled bin Sultan Center for Tactical Training in the Northern Region between the Saudi Royal Land Forces and Sudanese Land Forces, in the presence of the Commander of the Northern Region Major General Saleh bin Ahmad Al-Zahrani and a number of Senior Sudanese Commanders.

The Manager of Region Operations Brigadier Fares Al-Mutairi said that such drills aim at enhancing and developing relations as well as exchanging military experiences between Saudi and Sudanese forces.

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