Saudi Troops Taking part in EFES 2018 Exercise, Arrives in Turkey.
Izmir, Sha'ban 12, 1439, Apr 28, 2018, SPA -- Saudi forces taking part in EFES 2018 exercise have arrived here on Friday. On arrival, the troops were received by Rear-Admiral Pilot Khalid bin Hussein Al-Assaf, the Military Attache, at the Saudi embassies, in Ankara and Bucharest and the commander officer of the exercise Commodore Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Diraibi and other aide de camp. The exercise to be conducted is jointly multipartite and multi-national and considered to be among one of the biggest military drills, in the world, in terms of participating forces' number and diversity of the nature and fields of the exercise, according to R.Adm. Al-Assaf. For his part, Commodore Al-Diraibi said that the exercise aims at exchange of military experience among participating countries, training on planning and coordinating joint operations in different environments, upgrading fighting efficiency and enhancing military cooperation, in addition to exercise on carrying out strategic transport schemes for forces deployed at their concentration positions to operations locations. -- SPA 21:46 LOCAL TIME 18:46 GMT www.spa.gov.sa/1757381
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