UAE and French forces have concluded the joint military exercise conducted in the UAE dubbed “Gulf 2016”, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The final drill was attended by Matar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, senior UAE and French military officials and Michel Miraillet, French Ambassador.
Forces involved in the exercise displayed high standards of professionalism, multi-layered co-ordination and interoperability on the terrain during the joint operations.
For several days, the forces from both countries were engaged in training to enhance skills of joint operations and to upgrade inter-troop coordination and combat capabilities.
The “Gulf 2016” is one in a series of joint exercises which was launched in 1996 and is conducted once every four years, as part of the cooperation agreement signed in 1995.
The “Gulf 2016” started on 09 November and concluded on 24 November.