Pakistan Saudi Arabia joint military exercise in Riyadh

Pakistan Saudi Arabia joint military exercise in Riyadh

RIYADH - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia’s to begin military exercises termed “Shahab 2” in Riyadh soon.

According to Saudi Arab’s national news agency, talks between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have been initiated for military exercises. Commander Lieutenant General Mufleh Bin Sulayem Al-Otaibi said that the exercise aims to exchange military expertise in combating terrorism, and raise the overall level of performance, efficiency and willingness to participate by military forces of the two countries.

It is important to note that this military exercise of the special forces between the two countries has come at a time when the meeting of the Ministers of Defence for the Allied Forces of 41 Islamic countries has also been called upon by Saudi for the end of terrorism.

In February 2016, armed forces from 20 countries, including Pakistan, began rehearsing manoeuvres in northeastern Saudi Arabia that the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) described as one of the world’s biggest military exercises.

Troops from Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Sudan as well as Pakistan are among those participating in the ‘Thunder of the North’ exercise, which began on Saturday and involves ground, air and naval forces, SPA reported.

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