Emphasising the depth of historic bonds and strength of strategic ties between the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said the UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the KSA under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, share an inclusive vision for joint co-operation and co-ordination towards challenges the region could face.
‘Close Emirati-Saudi military cooperation remains a safety valve against any potential threats the region could experience,’ H.H. Sheikh Mohamed said in a statement following attending the military parade at the conclusion of the Joint North Thunder Exercise in northern Saudi Arabia today.
Participation of the UAE in the manoeuvres, Sheikh Mohamed stressed was a practical embodiment of its long-standing policy based on active engagement in any effort seeking to bolster joint co-operation and co-ordination for safeguarding security and stability in the region.
HH indicated that the joint military exercises held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the participation of 20 Arab and Islamic countries were the most important and largest ever military manoeuvres undertaken globally and they demonstrated a high level of readiness and sophisticated military capabilities to conduct the drill plans in efficient harmony among the involved forces.