Joint Gulf exercises wind up with aim to strengthen security, stability

The participating forces proved capable in dealing with and carrying out search and rescue operations, weapons and human trafficking, armed robbery, sea security, fighting terrorism, piracy and organized crimes on the high seas. (SPA)
Updated 20 September 2017
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Joint Gulf exercises wind up with aim to strengthen security, stability

JEDDAH: The joint Gulf sea exercises (Gulf of Peace 6), which were carried out off the Eastern Province in the waters of the Arabian Gulf, concluded on Wednesday with the participation of the Saudi Border Guards, Bahraini and Kuwaiti Coast Guard, and with support from the Saudi Security Air Force.
The exercise was attended by Deputy Director General of Border Guards Maj. Gen. Badr bin Hamdi Al-Jabri; commander of the Coast Guard of Bahrain, Rear Admiral Alaa bin Abdullah Siyadi; and the commander of the participating Kuwaiti Forces, Lt. Col. Musaed Abdul Salam Al-Shatti.
The joint exercise aimed to strengthen the principles of cooperation and integration in joint security action, unify field efforts and coordinate concepts, and to work with the spirit of one team through a number of tactical plans and reality-based scenarios which could apply to multiple threat sources facing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
The exercise was also meant to test joint GCC preparedness, command and control, support missions, and exchange of information between the GCC countries at the operational and field levels of the GCC border and coast guards joining the exercise.
The participating forces proved capable in dealing with and carrying out search and rescue operations, weapons and human trafficking, armed robbery, sea security, fighting terrorism, piracy and organized crimes on the high seas.
At the end of the exercise, Al-Jabri expressed appreciation to the exercise command and the participants for their efforts and urged them to make the most of these exercises in gaining skills and exchanging experiences.
The exercise comes within the context of military cooperation between the Kingdom and GCC participating countries in implementation of the decisions of the 35th session of the GCC interior ministers.


FaceOf: Mansour Al-Shathri, vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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FaceOf: Mansour Al-Shathri, vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mansour Al-Shathri is the vice chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). He has been in this key position since August 2016.

The RCCI vice chairman recently attended the launch of a program aimed at preparing 1,000 Saudi youths to collect zakat and taxes in collaboration with the Department of Zakat and Income Tax at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.

The program hopes to increase Saudization by encouraging Saudi talents to embrace this new sector and develop it in the future.

In his opening speech, Al-Shathri highlighted the importance of empowering Saudi youth and their role in enhancing the labor market and how it is one of the RCCI’s initiatives that goes in line with Vision 2030.

Al-Shathri graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1994 and is now the owner and director of Eng. Mansour Al-Shathri Engineering Consulting Office in Riyadh. He is also the general manager of the Saudi Takheer Group.

He has worked as an engineering supervisor in several projects of the Ministry of Defense and is currently managing one of the contracting facilities to implement construction projects in Saudi Arabia.

In January 2017, Al-Shathri was chosen by the Council of Saudi Chambers as a member in the GCC Commercial Arbitration Center, formed in 1993 to settle commercial disputes through arbitration.

He is also the chairman of the Committee for the Labor Market at the Council of Saudi Chambers, chairman of the board of trustees of the Riyadh Center for the Development of Small and Medium Business and of the Committee of Building Contractors at the RCCI, and the chairman of Human Resources Committee at the RCCI.

Al-Shathri has participated in a number of seminars and lectures dealing with administration, municipal systems, contracts of work, building techniques, corporate systems and human resource management.