A French frigate has arrived at Hamad Port to participate in a number of maritime exercises with the Qatari navy.
On behalf of the Chief-of-Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces, the Head of the Directorate of Military Training Brigadier General (Pilot) Khalifa Saleh Al Nuaimi welcomed the French frigate.
The Directorate said the military exercises are held in areas of Hamad Port, Doha naval base and the territorial waters of Qatar.
These exercises come within the framework of the joint military cooperation between Qatar and France to combat terrorism and extremism, the Directorate said.
In May 2015, The State of Qatar confirmed an order for 24 Rafale aircraft from French manufacturer Dassault Aviation at a signing ceremony in Doha.