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Gulf force to comprise 100,000 personnel - Minister
December 21, 2013, 9:07 am
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Saudi Minister of the National Guard Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud stated that a planned Gulf military force will consist of 100,000 personnel, local media reported on Friday.

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are the real force in the Middle East region, Prince Miteb affirmed in press statements after attending military exercises by Saudi National Guards, stressing the importance of Gulf unity as the real force of the entire region and Arab nation.

Also, he pointed out the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud's call for forming a GCC union, which will provide Gulf countries strength in their foreign connections, as well as their security, defensive, and economic forces.

In addition, the Saudi minister added that his country's National Guards are ready to take part in the Gulf force if requested to do so, noting that Saudi National Guard is known for its mission in defending its homeland and maintain security and stability within the Kingdom.

Moreover, Prince Miteb expressed his wishes that decisions that were issued during the recent GCC Summit, held in Kuwait, will have a public benefit for GCC countries.

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