The Kingdom of Bahrain will host the Arabian Gulf Security 1 exercise late this month, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The Supreme Committee in charge of the drill convened last Thursday, under the chairmanship of Public Security Chief Major-General Tariq bin Hassan Al-Hassan and was reassured about the ongoing preparations.
The exercise which aims to cement regional coordination and cooperation is part of the implementation of the GCC security agreement.
Public Security Assistant Chief for Operations and Training Brigadier-General Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa stressed the importance of the joint GCC exercise.
In a statement to “Al-Amn” magazine, issued by the Police Media Directorate, he said that the GCC Interior Ministers agreed to hold the exercise, when they convened for their meeting in April 2015 in Doha, Qatar.
The Kingdom of Bahrain was then chosen to host the Arabian Gulf Security 1, which the first of its kind.
“We started preparations to organize Arabian Gulf Security 1 exercise about 16 months ago to ensure it succeeds in achieving its goals”, he said, stressing Bahrain’s honor at hosting the big event.