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King Salman, Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohamed bin Zayed attend conclusion of Common Gulf Shield Exer

April 16, 2018  
Dubai, 16 April 2018:In the presence of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended the conclusion of Common Gulf Shield Exercise 1 , along with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia also attended the military drill which took place in Jubail, on the eastern side of Saudi Arabia. Senior officials of 24 sisterly and friendly countries participating in the one month exercise, the largest of its kind in the region in terms of the number of troops and military equipment, also attended the closing ceremony.

Joint Gulf Shield I, the region's largest scale military drill, concluded today. The drill saw the participation of 24 friendly Gulf, Arab and Muslim countries.

The seven-day military manoeuvres included live ammunition, clearing a chemical attack facility, striking air force missile pads, naval vessel operations, coastal defence, clearing villages etc. Led by Saudi Arabia, the exercise aimed to showcase the participating countries' capabilities of planning and executing military actions and operating modern weapon systems.

H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ali bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for National Security, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department, also attended the military exercises along with several military officials.

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