Saudi, Pakistani forces conduct major military exercise

The operation is called Samsam 7. (SPA)
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Updated 14 February 2020

Saudi, Pakistani forces conduct major military exercise

  • The RSLF is keen to ensure these exercises continue in order to raise combat readiness for ground force

HAFR AL-BATIN: The “Samsam 7” military exercise between the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) and Pakistan Army special forces kicked off on Thursday in Hafr Al-Batin in the presence of Maj. Gen. Saleh Al-Zahrani, commander of the Northern region, and a number of top-ranking officers in the Saudi and Pakistani armies.

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Qarni, commander of the training, said: “The exercise come as a part of the preparations to develop and raise the level of competence of military forces.”

Brig. Gen. Munawer bin Mohammed Al-Harbi, representative of the department of training and military doctrines at the RSLF, stressed that this exercise comes in line with reinforcing military cooperation between the two countries.

He added that the RSLF is keen to ensure these exercises continue in order to raise combat readiness for ground forces.

A Pakistani officer participating in the exercise said that his country’s participation comes as an expression of friendly relations that bound the Kingdom to Pakistan. He expressed his gratitude to the Saudis for providing the equipment necessary for the success of the exercise.

Al-Zahrani gave the signal to start the exercise and raise the flags of the participating countries.

He said that this was the seventh version of the exercise with the Pakistani Army.
 

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RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to step up cooperation, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Under the MoU, the two authorities will establish a joint working group to boost cooperation in several areas including facilitation provided to investors, conducting economic studies of the market, building partnerships with commercial and industrial bodies and local companies, launching businesses, promoting the ease of doing business, providing logistic support, participating in local and international exhibitions, forums and special visits and exchanging knowledge and information.

All this will predominantly be in aid of attracting local and foreign investors. 

“SAGIA believes in the importance of such cooperation that can unify and multiply the efforts in a way that sets the world’s attention on the Kingdom’s cultural and heritage treasures and investment opportunities,” said SAGIA Gov. Ibrahim Al-Omar.

“This is done through close cooperation with DGDA to highlight these opportunities and market them internationally and locally. This MoU is a step in the right direction to achieve the objectives and directives of both bodies.”

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the DGDA, said: “Cooperating with SAGIA is one of the most important international investment motors to attract local and international investments to the Kingdom. This comes at a time where developing the Kingdom’s investment infrastructure is found within the objectives of its Vision 2030.

“At DGDA, we aim at attracting the best technologies and regional and international investments to the Kingdom. This will contribute to the improvement of the local economy and promote our objectives seeking to turn Diriyah into the Kingdom’s gem and an international economic tourist destination,” he added.