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'Arabian Gulf Security I Exercise' to promote GCC security preparedness
November 1, 2016, 8:42 am

A senior Kuwaiti official on Monday said that the 'Arabian Gulf Security I Exercise' aims to boost the level of security preparedness of the GCC states amid the tremendous challenges facing the bloc.

The exercise comes in implementation of the directives of the leaders in the GCC countries, head of the assessment committee and commander of the special forces in the Exercise Colonel Fahad Al-Obeid said in a statement relayed by the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

Taking part in the security training, that took off Thursday, is a significant step to raise the level of security and safety, he added. It seeks to achieve relative homogeneity as much as possible among the GCC troops participating in the drill, in addition to building stronger network of relations.

He stressed the role of the security forces and the citizens in the GCC for the safety of the member states. The duty of security men is to provide security, extend state control and defend the nation, as well as protecting the comprehensive development the citizens achieve, he said.

Al-Obeid noted that security men are working for stability and for people's welfare in the GCC, as well as to realize the expectations of the leadership for the sake of "One Gulf, one people." In the meantime, he lauded the atmosphere of the exercise which is proceeding smoothly and harmoniously among "brothers."

The Kuwaiti senior official pointed to the close follow-up by the GCC leaders of the drill, referring to the "high" technical level of the participant troops, that carry out their missions as smoothly as ever.

The Arabian Gulf Security I Exercise,' that continues until mid-November, will lead to a significant shift in the daily security performance at the participant countries, Al-Obeid concluded. The GCC consists of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Source: KUNA

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