A military exercise conducted by security forces on Thursday serves as a strong message to all those who pose a threat to peace and security in the country, Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said.
In a press statement, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled, who is also First Deputy Prime Minister, was amongst the spectators during the drill, christened, "Decisive Deterrence 5", part of the MoI's efforts of enhancing the performance and preparedness of security forces.
Describing them as the eyes that never slumber, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled called security forces the pillars of security and defense in the country.
As a result of the spread of terrorism, the Interior Minister underscored the need of holding drills that would enable security personnel to hone their combative skills, which would in turn make them better prepared to deal with security threats, the statement said.
Moreover, Sheikh Mohammad raved about the performance of security forces during the drill, saying that he is fully confident in their abilities to safeguard the nation, the statement added.
The Interior Minister had also initiated a similar naval exercise designed to bolster the coastguard's capabilities of securing the country's maritime borders, the statement noted. A number of senior Interior Ministry and military personnel also attended the drill.