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Saudi, Sudanese Naval Forces Complete ‘Al-Fulk 4’ Drill Preparations 

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces, represented by the Western Fleet and the Sudanese Naval Forces, have completed preparations for joint naval exercises “Al-Fulk 4” to be held at King Faisal Naval Base in Jeddah.

The Sudanese Naval Forces units participating in the drill arrived at King Faisal Naval Base on Thursday and were received by a number of officers of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces’ Western Fleet.

Al-Fulk 4 will be attended by marines, Special Navy Security Units, and an elite group of navy drill instructors.

It is noteworthy that the Royal Saudi Naval Forces and its Sudanese counterpart started the first joint exercise “Al-Fulk 1” in 2013 at Port Sudan, which is located in the eastern part of the North African country.

The Saudi Royal Navy completed all preparations for the launch of the joint maritime exercise dubbed Confrontation 4 this Sunday.

This drill will see the participation of units from the Eastern Fleet, the Interior Ministry’s border guard, the Presidency of State Security, and the Energy Ministry.

The Energy Ministry will be represented by Saudi Aramco and the Aramco Gulf Operations Company.

Taking place at the King Abdulaziz Naval Base in Jubail, the five-day drill will work to raise the combat readiness of all participating units.

Boosting combat preparedness will help these units confront future terrorist attacks targeting vital oil installations in the kingdom.

The drill also promotes cooperation, communication and coordination among participants.

Source: Asharq Al-Awsat

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