Commander of GCC Peninsula Shield Force Visits Kuwait

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)25.11.2014 Kuwait
Commander of GCC Peninsula Shield Force Visits Kuwait

Commander of GCC Peninsula Shield Force Visits Kuwait

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Kuwaiti Army Chief of Staff Lt. General Mohammad Khaled Al-Khuder on Sunday discussed with Commander of the joint GCC Peninsula Shield Force Major General Hassan Hamzah Al-Shehri issues of common interest, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Meetings of this level are designed to raise the combat readiness of the forces in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said Lt. General Al-Khuder said in a press statement broadcast by the Kuwaiti Army's Moral Guidance Directorate.

Al-Khuder also praised the solid relations among the GCC countries and their keenness on enhancing them.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commander of Land Forces Brigadier Bader Al-Awadhi and a number of joint Peninsula Shield Forces’ Commanders.

Major General Hassan Al-Shihri also visited “Pearl of the West Drill 2014” headquarters to witness Kuwaiti and French combat training, the Defense Ministry's Moral Guidance Department announced Sunday.

Al-Shihri was given a tour and a detailed account on the goals of this joint training which aimed at improving the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Army, instilling discipline and learning tactical maneuvers employed on the battlefields.

During the tour, Al-Shihri was accompanied by officials from the Kuwaiti Army.

The Peninsula Shield Force, the military wing of the GCC, is empowered to deter and retaliate for military aggression against any of the GCC member countries.

In 1984, the GCC decided to create a joint military force of 10,000 soldiers, divided into two brigades, called the Peninsula Shield Force. It was based in Saudi Arabia near the Kuwaiti and Iraqi borders and composed of infantry, armor, artillery, and combat support elements from each of the GCC countries.

Source: KUNA



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