UAE VP, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Arab leaders attend Joint Gulf Shield I drill

The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed has arrived in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to attend the Joint Gulf Shield-1 military drill at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Arab 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 as well as representatives of 25 countries attended the closing ceremony of the Gulf Shield 1, joint Arab military drills.

The ceremony was held under the assistance of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. He said that the exercise emphasizes the ability to operate within a unified military organization.

The seven days of military exercise included live ammunition, clearing a chemical attack facility, striking air FORCE missile pads, naval vessel operations, coastal defense, clearing villages etc. Led by Saudi Arabia, the exercise aimed to present the participating countries capabilities of planning and executing military actions and operating modern weapon systems.

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