HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatar Armed Forces Major General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanem (pictured, left) has attended the closing ceremony of the Joint Gulf Shield 1 drill, which was held in Saudi Arabia, at the invitation of his Saudi counterpart - First Lt General Fayyad bin Hamed al-Ruwayli, Chief of the General Staff.
A number of officers of the Qatar Armed Forces, led by Brigadier General Khamis Mohamed Deblan, participated in the exercise that took place at Ras al-Khair, north of the Jubail area, Eastern Province. Land, sea and air forces from 25 countries took part in the exercise, which featured a number of stages, including a command centres drill and field training. It concluded with the implementation of the exercise of regular and non-regular fire with live ammunition, in addition to a military parade.
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