“Eagle Resolve 2015” Regional Drill Starts in Kuwait

10.03.2015 Kuwait
“Eagle Resolve 2015” Regional Drill Starts in Kuwait

“Eagle Resolve 2015” Regional Drill Starts in Kuwait

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Led by the Kuwaiti Army, the regional military exercise “Eagle Resolve” kick-started in Kuwait on Sunday.

The Interior Ministry, National Guard, Information Ministry and Fire Service Directorate as well as other official bodies are taking part, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Running on phases through March, Eagle Resolve 2015is organized in cooperation with the US Central Command.

It seeks to consolidate defense ties between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and friendly countries in the region on countering challenges and crises in military and security operations, a statement by exercise Media center quoted coordinator Brigadier Abdullah Al-Fodari as saying.

Participant countries will exchange and gain expertise in managing joint operations and coordination in various fields, Al-Fodari added.

He expressed gratitude to Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and Chief-of-Staff of the Kuwaiti Army Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Kheder for their limitless support to the staff involved in the strategic event.

Eagle Resolve 2015 is among the regional and international major exercises, he said, noting that all GCC members are taking part.

This is the 13th version of the exercise. Bahrain hosted the first in 2000.

It covers Kuwaiti territories, water and airspace, as well as the training fields of some GCC states. Up to 35 nations from around the world have participated in past Eagle Resolve exercises.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Army Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Khaled Al-Khoder held talks Sunday with Australian Defense Force Chief of Joint Operations Rear Admiral David Johnston. The meeting was attended by Australian and Kuwaiti military officials.

In another development, H.H. the Emir and Supreme Commander of the Kuwait Armed Forces Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is scheduled to patronize on Tuesday the graduation ceremony of the 41 batch of non-commissioned Officers, the 26th batch of warrant Officers and the 7th batch of female warrant Officers at Saad Al-Abdullah Academy for Security Sciences field.

Source: KUNA

Photo: Major General Robert Catalanotti, U.S. Central Command Director J7, Exercise and Training (Left), Major General Abdel-Razaq Al-Awadhi, Assistant chief of staff for Planning and Operations with the Kuwait Ministry of Defense (Right), after signing an agreement for Eagle Resolve in Kuwait City on 31 October 2013 (Photo by Sgt. Adam C. Keith, U.S. Army Central)

 

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