Chief of Staff Mohamed Faris with members of the armed forces of different Arab countries at Mohamed Naguib military base - Official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson
CAIRO - 7 November 2018: Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid inspected the “Arab Shield 1” maneuvers at Mohamed Naguib military base in Matrouh, west of Egypt, according to a Tuesday statement.
He visited the joint operation center of the training, and watched live shooting exercises, as well as unconventional shooting positions by the Special Forces that have been trained on tactical and emergency situations while attacking a terrorist spot.
Commenting on Arab Shield 1, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said at the World Youth Forum on Tuesday that “the Arab armed forces is able to protect the countries of the region from any aggression even under the current crises.”
The training has shown a great extent of cooperation between all participating forces, Farid said, adding that Arab Shield 1 is one of the most important Arab exercises in the region that support military collaboration amid common threats against the Arab nation.
The naval, air, and ground forces of six countries attended Arab Shield 1 on Nov. 3-16 on Egyptian territories.
Training at Mohamed Naguib military base during an inspection by Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid - Official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson
The participating states are Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan. Morocco and Lebanon were present in the capacity of observers.