PM Abbasi, Army Chief, Defense Minister in Saudi to Inspect Counterterrorism, Gulf Shield Exercises

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi along with a high level delegation reached Dammam on Sunday on a two-day official visit to inspect the exercises of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC).

The delegation accompanying the prime minister also includes the Army Chief and Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir.

The second stage of the month-long tri-services Joint Gulf Shield-1 military exercise has started in the Kingdom in collaboration with 24 countries to increase its defense cooperation with leading world nations.

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Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz invited leading countries to participate in the “Joint Gulf Shield-1” military exercise.

The US, UK, UAE, Qatar, Pakistan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Turkey are among other participants in the month-long exercise which began in mid-March.

The exercise, considered one of the largest military exercise in the region, aims at raising level of preparedness; enhancing mutual coordination and cooperation among the participating countries. It includes units from army, navy, air force and Special Forces.

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