‘Iron Union 5’ Continues as Joint UAE-US Military Drill Promotes International Cooperation

UAE and US ground forces continue military exercises, Asharq Al-Awsat
UAE and US ground forces continue military exercises, Asharq Al-Awsat
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‘Iron Union 5’ Continues as Joint UAE-US Military Drill Promotes International Cooperation

UAE and US ground forces continue military exercises, Asharq Al-Awsat
UAE and US ground forces continue military exercises, Asharq Al-Awsat

The joint military drill between UAE and US ground forces has continued as part of their efforts to consolidate their bilateral relations and exchange their training and military expertise, to raise the combat efficiency and readiness of both armies.

Codenamed "Iron Union 5," the joint military exercise is an extension of a series of "Iran Claw" exercises, which fall under the plans and programs of the UAE ground forces to conduct such exercises with friendly countries, to exchange and develop their skills and enhance the combat readiness of their personnel, according to the latest advanced military systems.

Major General Saleh al-Amiri, commander of UAE ground forces, said the exercise is greatly important for developing and strengthening bilateral relations between the UAE and the US, particularly in the military and defense fields, raising efficiency and combat readiness, and exchanging military expertise.

He pointed out that the implementation of a number of joint exercises with friendly countries is a result of keenness of concerned authorities to raise the level of performance and efficiency of armed forces and to work in a team spirit with the armies of brotherly and friendly countries.

Such a move embodies a clear strategy aimed at improving the overall level and combat readiness of UAE armed forces.

During the visit, the commander of the ground forces met with a number of officers and members of the UAE and US ground forces and listened to brief tasks and duties carried out during the course of the exercise.

The "Iron Union 5," which was launched on the ground of the UAE on September 16, will last for several days. It includes the implementation of a number of tasks and duties to train, plan, execute and manage joint operations between different units of land forces in both countries and achieve the desired goal in facing challenges and crises which the world is witnessing today.

The exercise is also part of the vision of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the monitoring of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to upgrade the capabilities and boost the readiness of the UAE armed forces.

The exercise will also allow both armies to promote their international cooperation in joint military operations, to address current global challenges and crises.



Saudi FM Holds Talks with High-level Officials on Sidelines of Ukraine Peace Summit

Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA
Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA
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Saudi FM Holds Talks with High-level Officials on Sidelines of Ukraine Peace Summit

Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA
Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah met on Saturday with a number of world leaders and officials on the sidelines of the peace summit on Ukraine in Lucerne, Switzerland, including President of the European Council Charles Michel.
The meeting reviewed the historic Saudi-EU relations and discussed ways to enhance them in various fields, as well as the latest regional and international developments of mutual concern.

He also met with Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and discussed means of developing relations between Saudi Arabia and Norway, as well as regional and international developments and efforts to address them.

Prince Faisal also held talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and discussed the latest developments in the Ukrainian-Russian crisis, as well as opportunities to enhance bilateral cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Ukraine and ways to support and develop these relations in various fields.

The Saudi FM also reviewed with Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Fuad Hussein the fraternal relations between the two Iraq and the Kingdom and ways to strengthen and develop them.