Egypt's President Sisi attends 'Gulf Shield' military drill in Saudi Arabia

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Apr 2018

Part of military drill 'Gulf Shield' held in Saudi Arabia (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attended on Monday the conclusion of the 'Gulf Shield' military drills, in which Egypt is participating along with 24 other Arab and Muslim countries

The seven-day military exercise was held in eastern Saudi Arabia under the auspices of King Salman Bin Abdel-Aziz.

The Egyptian president by received by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The military manoeuvres, which involved land, naval and air forces, included live ammunition exercises, clearing a chemical facility, naval vessel operations, targeting air force missile pads, and coastal defence operations.

President El-Sisi arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to participate in the 29th Arab Summit, which started on Sunday.

El-Sisi addressed his Arab counterparts on Sunday on a number of issues of mutual interest, including Arab national security in light of recent developments.

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