Saudi Minister of Interior Patronizes ‘Fist 3’ Exercise

NEWS1 Saudi Press Agency (SPA)21.02.2020 Security
Saudi Minister of Interior Patronizes ‘Fist 3’ Exercise

Saudi Minister of Interior Patronizes ‘Fist 3’ Exercise

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Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, patronized Wednesday the “Fist 3” exercise and the graduation ceremony of the training courses of the Border Guards, at Mohammed Bin Nayef Marine Science and Security Studies Academy in Jeddah.

The event, which was attended by a number of officials, included the launch of a number of helicopters and transport boats, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Upon his arrival at the training headquarters, Prince Abdulaziz was received by Director of the Border Guard, General Awad bin Eid Al-Balawi, and by senior officers of the Border Guard Directorate.

The implementation of the “Fist 3” exercise began with the participation of the Security Aviation, which included five stages, during which the perpetrators of the highly professional exercise, which they reached through their implementation of the tasks assigned to them, showed accuracy and mastery.

The Minister of the Interior inaugurated two long-haul helicopters and three transport boats, after which he went to the field designated for the graduation ceremony of the “4229” trainees, where the royal peace was played upon his arrival.

The Director General of the Border Guard delivered a speech in which he affirmed that the Kingdom has become a strike in security, safety, development and prosperity, thanks to God, then for the wise approach and rational leadership of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

The team “Al-Balawi” said: “The generous directives of the Minister of Interior to raise the efficiency of training outputs for border guards contributed to the success of the field work,” noting that the number of graduates reached “4229” graduates from qualifying, foundational and specialized courses in a number of important fields of security work in general and in The field of maritime security in particular, noting the participation of male and female trainees in some brotherly and friendly countries in the courses of combating maritime threats and enhancing maritime security.

The Minister of Interior and the guests then followed a military parade of the graduates interspersed with a military formation embodying the phrases “Welcome to the world and the slogan of the Kingdom’s presidency of the G20, and the phrase” important to the summit.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud inaugurated a number of projects that the sons of the martyrs of duty from the employees of the border guards participated in presenting, and the total number reached (43) accomplished distributed over six areas that included: information technology roads and security fences, marine projects, training, buildings and installations, and airstrips.

After that, the first graduates received their diplomas from Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud, in the presence of a number of His Excellency, senior officials, civil and military, and border guard leaders in a number of brotherly and friendly countries.

In another development, the Medical Cities Operation Program at the Saudi Ministry of Interior and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland signed in Riyadh a cooperation agreement.

The agreement was co-signed by the Director General of Medical Services Directorate General who is General Supervisor of the Medical Cities Operation Program at the Ministry of Interior Dr. Suleiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Suhaimi, and CEO of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Dr. Terry McWade.

The agreement aims to provide more training opportunities for the physicians of the Medical Cities Operation Program to enroll in postgraduate programs of medical specialties. (



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