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Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Inaugurates GCC Unified Military Command HQ in Riyadh

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Inaugurates GCC Unified Military Command HQ in Riyadh

Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 18:15
Senior officials at the inauguration. (SPA)

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman inaugurated on Monday the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) Unified Military Command headquarters in Riyadh.


Held under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the event was attended by the defense ministers of GCC states.


Prince Khalid was welcomed at the headquarters by GCC Secretary-General Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf, commander of the Unified Military Command Lt.-General Eid bin Awad Al Shalawi and several senior military officials.


In a speech, Al Shalawi expressed his gratitude to the defense ministers of the GCC for inaugurating the new headquarters, saying it will carry on the success of joint Gulf defense work.


A presentation of the duties and missions of the Unified Military Command was shown to the attendees.


The Unified Military Command was established out of the GCC member states' realization of the importance of joint defense work to achieve the security and stability of the region.


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