(MENAFN - Arab News) Crown prince salman deputy premier and minister of defense arrived in hafr al-baten on monday to witness the conclusion of the largest military exercise in the kingdom’s history titled saif abdullah.
he was greeted on arrival by eastern province gov. prince saud bin naif and other senior civilian and military officers.
tens of thousands of soldiers backed by military jets helicopters and ships as well as tankers and anti-missile systems are participating in the maneuvers that aim at strengthening the saudi armed forces’ fighting capabilities.
meanwhile king hamad bin isa al-khalifa of bahrain sheikh mohammed bin zayed al-nahayan crown prince of abu dhabi and deputy commander of uae armed forces sheikh khaled al-jarrah al-sabah kuwaiti deputy premier and defense minister and pakistani army commander gen. raheel sharif have arrived in hafr al-baten to witness the event.