Saudi, Bahraini navies conclude joint drill

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The two navies ended the drill on Friday. (SPA)
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The two navies ended the drill on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 27 October 2018

Saudi, Bahraini navies conclude joint drill

  • The Bridge 19 drill included diverse scenarios aimed at improving fighting capacity and professional performance of various maritime operations

JEDDAH: The Saudi and Bahraini navies on Friday concluded a joint maritime drill off Bahrain’s territorial waters.
The Bridge 19 drill included diverse scenarios aimed at improving fighting capacity and professional performance of various maritime operations.
The military tactics executed included breaking into buildings, deploying landing ropes from a tower, breaking into vessels and searching them, and rapid drop-offs from helicopters onto ships. The drill included the use of live ammunition.
It was carried out in a real combat environment, and all procedures and operations were enforced in record time and high standards, said the commanding officer of the drill, Khalid Shabib Al-Dawsari. 


Saudi Cabinet condemns Turkey’s actions in Syria

The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of talks with Russian President Putin, who visited Saudi Arabia on Monday. (SPA)
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Saudi Cabinet condemns Turkey’s actions in Syria

  • Use of political means stressed to resolve crisis

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reiterated its call to adopt political means to resolve the Syrian crisis. Condemning Turkey’s actions in northeastern Syria, the Saudi Cabinet called for measures that would not only uphold international laws but also ensure the security of Syria and other countries in the region.
The Cabinet meeting, chaired by King Salman in Riyadh, referred to the demands made by an emergency meeting of the Arab League Council, which called on the UN Security Council to take steps to curb Turkish aggression.
The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who visited the Kingdom on Monday.
The Cabinet commended the Saudi-Russian energy partnership and signing of cooperation agreements between the two oil-producing countries.
It also commended the alignment between the ambitions and strategic objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and Russia’s strategic development plans.
The Cabinet also reviewed the talks between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Russian president.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Cabinet commended the Saudi-Russian energy partnership.

• The Cabinet congratulated Kais Saied on winning the presidential elections in Tunisia.

Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah, in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the session, said that the Cabinet reviewed the Saudi-Russian CEO Forum, citing the future of energy, solutions for its sustainability, existing and future investments between the two countries, opportunities for joint cooperation, agricultural sustainability and global food security through the Saudi-Russian Committee and within the framework of the Kingdom’s keenness for a sustainable national economy and as one of the growing economies of the G20.
The Cabinet congratulated Kais Saied on winning the presidential elections in Tunisia and wished the country steady progress and prosperity.
The minister said that the Cabinet reviewed several reports on the latest regional and global developments.
The Cabinet also renewed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the bombings that targeted a bus carrying security forces in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, and the terrorist attack on a mosque in the Salmousi area north of Burkina Faso, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries.
The Kingdom stressed its solidarity with Afghanistan and the government of Burkina Faso against terrorism and extremism, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Cabinet also authorized different ministries to sign memorandums of understanding with their counterparts in different countries to increase cooperation in various sectors.