Leaders watch North Thunder military parade

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman patronized Friday a massive military parade held after the completion of the North Thunder military exercise at King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin.

In a tweet King Salman said, "We are proud of our solidarity in #North_Thunder; showing the world our joint resolve in deterring evil and fighting extremism and terrorism."

The large-scale military parade was held in the presence of Bahrain's King Hamad, Jordan's King Abdullah, Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sudan's President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, Senegal's President Macky Sall, Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Comoros Dr. Ikililou Dhoinine, Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, Premier of the Moroccan government Abdulilah BenkiraneDeputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Lieutenant General Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Mauritius Deputy Prime Minister Shaukat Sudhn, Oman's Minister for Defense Affairs Sayyid Badr bin Saeed bin Hareb, Commander of the Armed Forces of Malaysia Zu Al kifili Mohamed Zain, Minister of Defense and National Security of Maldives Adam Sharif, Commander of the Armed Forces in Brunei Major General Baheen Muhammad Taweih, Minister of Turkish National Defense Ismet Yilmaz Minister and Personal Representative of the President of Tunisia Al-Azhari Karoui Chebbi.

The "North Thunder" maneuvers included 20 nations from the Middle East, Africa and Asia who declared their air, land and sea troops combat-ready to ward off aggressors.

Source: Arab News

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