On Thursday, security troops from Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain arrived in Saudi Arabia to participate in a Gulf Cooperation Council member nations’ joint tactical exercise.
The Royal Oman Police unit, led by Colonel Salim Mubarak Al Abrawi, was the first to arrive.
Maj. Yousef Al-Hamad is the commander of the Qatari force, which arrived on board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster military cargo plane.
Brigadier General Abdullah Al-Ateeqi, the commander of Kuwait’s contingent, noted that the exercise aims to “raise the degree of coordination and field cooperation” among the GCC states.
The Bahraini delegation landed via the King Fahd Causeway, which connects Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Alkhobar with the island kingdom.
On Wednesday, security personnel from the United Arab Emirates arrived in the Kingdom.
According to the Saudi Defense Ministry, Arab Gulf Security 3 will take place this month in Dammam in the Eastern Province.
“The exercise aims to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in the security field and raise the level of coordination and degree of readiness of the security services to confront crises and emergencies and to address all threats and risks to the Arabian Gulf region,” the Saudi Ministry of Interior said in a statement carried earlier by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).