Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid inspected on Tuesday the forces participating in the joint Arab military drills dubbed ‘Arab Shield 1,’ which are taking place in Egypt from 3 to 16 November.
Military forces from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan are participating in the drills, with Morocco and Lebanon observing.
The major joint Arab military exercise is taking place at the Mohamed Naguib Military Base in Egypt’s northwestern governorate of Marsa Matrouh.
‘Arab Shield 1’ involves land, naval and air forces, special forces, and air-defence exercises.
Army Chief-of-Staff Farid said that the training stages include exercises with live ammunition as well as non-traditional anti-terrorism drills.
Farid praised the outstanding performance and coordination between the various forces, which are efficiently carrying out all the exercises.
Farid added that ‘Arab Shield 1’ is one of the most important Arab military exercises in the region.
The exercise comes in the framework of strengthening joint military cooperation between Egypt and Arab countries to build the combat capabilities of the Armed Forces and achieve common objectives, according to the Armed Forces spokesperson.
The drill comes as part of the joint training plan carried out by the Armed Forces with many other countries to develop military relations, face common challenges and support efforts for security and stability in the region.