Saudi Special Security Forces enhance preparedness with Watan 87

Specialized security units with a high degree of skills and proficiency participated in the advanced training Watan 87 in Madinah. (SPA)
Updated 03 March 2017

Saudi Special Security Forces enhance preparedness with Watan 87

JEDDAH: Special Security Forces are boosting their preparedness and performance levels through the second joint tactical training exercise, Watan 87, held at Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz City for Special Operations and Applications of Advanced Emergency Forces in Madinah.
Security units belonging to the Ministry of Interior took part in the training exercise.
Exercises focused on coordination among the different participating branches and integration, and demonstrated a high level of preparedness of the troops who took part in them.
Specialized security units with a high degree of skills and proficiency participated in the advanced training.
Security agencies have a long record of performing joint training exercises with allied forces from other Muslim, or from Western or Eastern countries.
A Special Operations Forces unit participated in the training drill. Specialized units from armory support, explosives removal, military security and logistical support also participated.
The training, monitored by Mohammed bin Naif, crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of interior, aims to enhance the level of cooperation among all Ministry of Interior security sectors to better face emergency situations.
The exercise also aims to enhance control, communications and emergency management mechanisms in the security sector. The exercise also highlights the skills and preparedness of the forces.
Training is carried out in accordance within an advanced security framework that incorporates an advanced methodology, and comprehensive training and coordination efforts in order to realize the highest objectives.


Saudi Cabinet condemns Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip

King Salman chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday. He reviewed several reports on international and regional matters. (SPA)
Updated 20 November 2019

Saudi Cabinet condemns Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip

  • The Saudi ministers discussed the Rohingya issue and called on the Myanmar’s civilian leadership to take measures for the resolution of this issue

RIYADH: King Salman on Tuesday reviewed several reports on regional and international development presented to him during the weekly Cabinet session held in Riyadh. The Cabinet condemned the deadly Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
The Saudi ministers called on the international community to ensure protection of the Palestinian people and confront Israel for violating international laws.
The Cabinet also welcomed the international consensus to vote on the decision to renew the mandate of the United National Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
In a statement issued to the Saudi Press Agency, Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah said the ministers also condemned the Iranian-backed Houthis for seizing vessels passing through the Red Sea. The Cabinet, he said, welcomed the agreement on the establishment of a Constitutional Committee in Syria.
The Saudi ministers also discussed the Rohingya issue and called on the Myanmar’s civilian leadership to take measures for the resolution of this issue.
The Cabinet also authorized several ministries and government agencies to deal with their foreign counterparts to enhance cooperation in their respective fields.